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Exploring mRNA Vaccines for the treatment of MS

The COVID-19 vaccinations have served to bring the world's attention to mRNA vaccines!mRNA vaccine technology is an exciting new avenue for treatment of autoimmune conditions with far reaching implications Recently researchers published results from a study exploring the potential benefits of mRNA vaccination as a treatment modality in mouse models of MS. In autoimmune diseases like MS, breach of immune tolerance and self injury caused by ones own immune cells lead to disease. This injury is...
AGING

AGING AND MS

We cannot stop aging! It also changes your multiple sclerosis in important ways that we rarely discuss.Our brains continue to grow until age of 13 and continue to myelinate until late 20s. After that all of us begin to lose some neurons and connections in white matter and synapses but multiple sclerosis patients experience this at younger age and faster rate due to their prior loss of connectivity.Our brain and spinal cord reserve decreases with age and the ability to recover form relapses is...
OBESITY

OBESITY AND MS

Obesity increases risk of developing MS especially in adolescent women. Later obesity increases risk of MRI progression and disability progression.During the current Covid restrictions there has been increased stresses for everyone. Working virtually, cooking at home but also snacking have changed eating habits. Having family at home has been rewarding but hard. Being alone and socially isolated and not being able to meet friends in restaurants has increased stress and depression. People have...

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