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  1. Tag team gut bacteria worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis

    Researchers have discovered that a particular combination of microorganisms in the gut can worsen symptoms in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. The study shows that two specific gut bacteria enhance the activity of immune cells that attack the body's own brain and spinal cord.
  2. Cashew shell compound appears to mend damaged nerves

    In laboratory experiments, a chemical compound found in the shell of the cashew nut promotes the repair of myelin, a team reports today.
  3. Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases

    Scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease. The article describes how SAFB1 expression occurs in both spinocerebellar ataxias and Huntington's disease and may be a common marker of these conditions, which have a similar genetic background.
  4. Hookworm trial offers new hope to MS patients

    Parasitic worms could offer a new treatment hope for patients suffering from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, according to experts.
  5. Scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells

    The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, a significant new study by UK scientists has found.

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