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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Multiple Sclerosis - a Disease of Invisible Symptoms - a literal description of MS




  



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ANYBODY affected by Multiple Sclerosis, should watch and listen to this charismatic description of MS.

Filled with Anecdotes and literal descriptions and presented so that you do not want to turn off this presentation

Watch and then share with others

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Higher Latitudes of the world show higher rate of earlier onset of MS


                                                                  
  

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A large international research effort concluded that the geographical area where a person lives affects how early they will start showing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), and that people living in the more northern regions having the earliest disease onset.
The age at which a person fell ill also was linked to the amount of exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) sunlight during winter months. UVB sunlight triggers vitamin D production in the skin.
One of the most consistent findings in MS are reports that the disease is more common among people living in northern regions. Studies have shown that for each 10-degree increase in latitude, patients newly diagnosed with MS increased by 30% for women, and 50% for men.
Such changes are likely reflective of the variations in UVB-light and vitamin D production, but the researchers underscored it likely is not the only explanation.





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Study of Myelin-producing Cells a Step Forward for MS, Other Neurological Disorders.


                                                                  
  

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A study found that the cells responsible for the production of myelin selectively introduce a myelin-insulating layer in a particular set of neuronal axons in the brain’s white matter.
This represents a step forward in the basic mechanisms that may underlie neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Also, a newly developed method to visualize these cells will help scientists investigate demyelinating diseases.
Glial cells are a type of cell found in the central nervous system. Although they are not neurons, they have crucial functions: maintaining homeostasis, forming myelin, and providing support and protection for neurons.
In the brain there are three kinds of glial cells: oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, and microglial. The major function of oligodendrocytes is to form myelin, the insulator layer protecting neuronal axons and increasing the velocity of neuronal impulses.
An axon is a long, slender projection of a neuron whose job is to transmit information (electrical impulses) to different neurons, muscles, and glands. Neuronal axons extend from multiple brain regions and pass through the brain’s white matter.




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