News file for: Multiple Sclerosis
A new clinical trial set to take place in Australia and New Zealand will test whether vitamin D can prevent multiple sclerosis in those at risk of developing the disease.
Research into treatments for autoimmune diseases may have received a booster shot as interleukin-5 injections show promise in regulating the body’s immune system.
Researchers are studying whether the pharmaceutical drug Sativex – registered for pain relief in multiple sclerosis patients – can help people better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms as well.
An international team of scientists has identified the major common genetic variants that contribute to the cause of the devastating neurologic disease, multiple sclerosis.