Summary of a recent publication in Brain journal on our study looking at MS lesion pathology
December 26, 2018
Dr. Ulrike Kaunzner was the first author on a paper that has been published under the leadership of Dr. Susan Gauthier in the journal “Brain”, that combined two imaging techniques to shed better light on the presence of chronic active lesions in MS patients.
Source of toxin that has been postulated to cause MS lesions may be food
December 19, 2018
The bacterial epsilon toxin has been proposed as a possible cause of new MS lesion formation. How people may be exposed to this toxin and the bacteria that produce it are unknown. To try and determine how humans may become colonized or infected with these types of bacteria, 216 food samples from New York City groceries were tested. Of the 216 samples, three were positive for the epsilon toxin-producing bacteria, suggesting that humans may be exposed to the bacteria by consuming contaminated...
The Association of Obesity and Brain Volume Loss in MS
December 12, 2018
Researchers at the Unversity of California, San Francisco, recently published results of their study examining the assocaition between obesity and Vitamin D status and brain volume on MRI. They choose brain volume loss measurement as this is an indication of neurodegeneration.469 patients with clinically isolated syndrome ( CIS) or relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) who were followed for 5 years participated this study.Previous sutdies have reported several environmental risks for MS, including ,...