For most multiple sclerosis patients some level of numbness in their arms, hands, feet and legs is a part of their everyday life. It can range from being mildly inconvenient to causing severe disability depending on how bad the numbness is. This numb feeling is considered to be an early symptom of M
Cognitive impairment problems can be caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) and may include difficulty with: Memory,especially short-term memory. Problem solving. Keeping attention on a mental task,such as a math calculation. Finding the right words to express yourself. These problems are often quite mil
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a devastating progressive disease of the nervous system that leaves sufferers with a bleak outlook toward an early death. For this reason, numerous clinical trials are underway in search of a cure, and some people see promis
Incomplete DevelopmentSpina bifida is a condition in which the spine--usually the lower spine--fails to form completely. The central tube which contains the long cable of nerves forming the spinal cord fails to close. In spina bifida occulta, or occult (hidden) spina bifida, the...
The EP1 receptor for the prostanoid PGE2 is a G-protein coupled receptor that has been shown to contribute to excitotoxic neuronal death. In this study, the authors examined the influence of non-neuronal cells on neuroprotective properties of EP1 receptor antagonists.
For many living with multiple sclerosis can for most patients mean a lifetime of never knowing when the next exacerbation is going to occur, what part or area of the body it will focus on and how severe it will be. While no one is 100% certain what actually causes this highly debilitating disease an
For at least 80% of people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, bladder control is one of the most frustrating symptoms. For many patients it often means that they cannot control their bladders and experience periods of leaking and the need to urinate urgently. For others it can mean exactly the oppo