Tuesday, February 28, 2006

What's New in Research?

The MS International Federation reports on research updates. Here is a summary of some of the studies and articles highlighted this month --

A study on motor relapses treated with steroids showed that central motor conduction times improved in those with relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive, but not primary progressive disease.
A geographically based study looked at patients with different progressive forms of MS and found no relation between relapse rate and disability outcome measures.
An imaging study showed selective grey matter changes in the visual cortex of patients with optic neuritis.


This article outlines recent developments and difficulties in locating the genes involved in the pathogenesis of MS.
This review of interferons looks at the evidence behind them and their mechanisms of action in prevention of relapses.

For more research news, check the MS International Federation site.

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