Posts Tagged ‘Multiple Sclerosis’
Multiple sclerosis is a disabling neurological condition that causes a disruption in the ability of the nerves to conduct with electrical impulses sent from the brain. It is a progressive disease and while no cure has been found there are a variety of treatments that help suffers of multiple sclerosis live a more normal life. A new medication was recently approved by the European Commission which may help multiple sclerosis sufferers.
Alistair Farrugia is a citizen with Malta residence who began to notice a loss of control over both of his legs, just over five years ago. The diagnosis was multiple sclerosis and over time he began to walk more slowly and had to move back in with his parents because he could not make it up the stairs at his flat. He is one of the patients who is excited to hear the news about the new treatment for multiple sclerosis as it may make life a little easier.
Multiple Sclerosis affects and damages the nerve cells in the brain, leading to an endless series of pain, muscle spasms and eventual painful death. Recently in Calgary, Canada two researchers are on the winding trail of unlocking the very mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis. Millions of people across the world suffer from MS and Dr. V. Wee Yong and Dr. Smriti Agrawal discovered a molecular switch that goes by the name of Emmprin – this switch sends signals for the body to release immune cells and destroy the defensive covering that strangles the nerves and spinal cord tissue of MS sufferers.