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Foodborne bacteria may be trigger for multiple sclerosis

A study presented at the 2014 American Society for Microbiology meeting adds to the growing body of evidence that multiple sclerosis may be triggered by Clostridium perfringens, a spore-forming bacterium that is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system characterized by […]

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Parasitic worms could treat obesity disorders

On the list of unwelcome medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection ranks fairly high. But according to an international team of scientists, the sugar-based anti-inflammatory molecule that many parasitic worms secrete inside the human body might actually help treat the metabolic disorders associated with obesity. The researchers, from the University of Georgia, the Harvard School […]

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MS is a metabolic disorder, claims new study

A controversial new study that frames multiple sclerosis (MS) as a metabolic disorder rather than an autoimmune disease neatly addresses many puzzling aspects of the illness, including why it strikes women more than men and why cases are on the rise worldwide. Appearing in the The Quarterly Review of Biology, the study suggests that MS […]

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Viagra touted as MS treatment

Pharma giant Pfizer may soon may be cranking out even more little blue pills if the results from a recent study in Spain hold up. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, may soon get a clinical trial for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) in humans thanks to an animal model study that demonstrated a practically complete […]

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