multiple sclerosis Archives
Specialty pharmacists help reduce MS relapse risk
Jul. 28, 2022—Just one-third of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis remain on disease-modifying therapy, and specialty pharmacists are in a unique position to help coordinate therapy discontinuation or change and reduce the risk of relapse.
CRISPR screen identifies new anti-inflammatory drug target
Nov. 11, 2021—A novel CRISPR screen developed by Vanderbilt researchers identified a promising new target for anti-inflammatory therapeutics.
Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center opens relapse clinic
May. 30, 2018—The Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center has opened a relapse clinic that offers expedited access for patients experiencing disease flare-ups.
MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study
Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
BOLD view of white matter
Jan. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that functional MRI detects neural activity in both gray and white matter in the brain, suggesting new ways to investigate diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.
Myelin repair factors
Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers show that two factors promote the repair of myelin, the nerve cell covering that deteriorates in diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
RNA defects in multiple sclerosis
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that profound defects exist in the integrity of structural RNA molecules in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.
Early cell death in MS
Oct. 2, 2013—Death of oligodendrocytes, the cells that make myelin, appears to be an early event in the development of multiple sclerosis.
Methods for imaging myelin loss
Jul. 12, 2013—Certain MRI metrics can be used to assess myelin loss in multiple sclerosis, which is important for planning and monitoring therapy.
Multiple Sclerosis Center honored
Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Center has been named a Comprehensive Care Center by the National MS Society.