Maligned molecule found to have beneficial anti-inflammatory effect
A molecule that causes Alzheimer’s disease could reverse paralysis caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), a study has found.
The much-maligned molecule, known as A-beta, has until now been known as the chief culprit behind Alzheimer’s.
But it is also found in multiple-sclerosis lesions, which occur when immune cells invade the brain and spinal cord and attack the insulating coatings of nerve cells.
The nerve signals then [...]
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Cannabis does not halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), a medical trial has concluded.
The research – the biggest study of its kind in the UK – was carried out by the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth.
It involved patients taking pills containing the main active chemical in cannabis – tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – for three years.
The £8m trial found THC did help to ease MS symptoms, but [...]
First Lady Michelle Obama recalled her father’s battle with multiple sclerosis (MS) as she explained “what’s at stake” in this election between President Obama and Mitt Romney — whose wife has MS.
Mrs. Obama recalled her father’s MS during a campaign fundraiser, saying he “had MS, was a blue-collar city worker all his life . . . [and her parents] saved for us, they sacrificed everything for us, why? Because they [...]