Monday, 23 October 2017

MS in the news today

You may have seen this BBC news article today about two pwMS. One of which had a well-planned trip to Switzerland to end his life. After meeting a local woman with MS he appears to have a new outlook and has postponed his trip to Switzerland indefinitely.

(Image is a screen shot of the article on the BBC website)

Programmed Death 1 disappears and leaves EBV to trigger Activity

Now that we know what PD-1 is, it's time to look at this paper

Sunday, 22 October 2017

What is programmed death 1?

This is about a protein expressed by the immune system. It is a protein involved in limiting the immune response.


Temperature

Twists and turns in the MS research trails


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Tackling progressive MS

Tackling Progressive MS is a priority. ECTRIMS had a meeting on this subject and they have done a special issue on this.

Here's a list of several papers on this subject.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Does MS affect peripheral nerves?

There are few things that all MSologists agree on. 

Perhaps one of the least controversial statements you can make about MS is that it is a disease of the Central Nervous System - i.e. the brain, brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord - and that it does not affect the peripheral nerves.


Plus ca change.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

Remyelination....a reality


Good news from repair studies! 

A few years ago Jonah Chan and his team developed a neat screening assay to show myelination (making myelin) by myelin-forming cells (oligodendrocytes).