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Combining Copaxone Treatment with Female Hormone Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Rate

Among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, a combination of estriol and Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) reduced the rate of relapse by 50% percent within …

Vitamin D and Exercise

Vitamin D and Exercise<br>Athletic performance is determined by multiple factors, including both genetic and environmental influences. The former have gotten significant attention recently with many questions still unanswered. Similarly, environmental factors, while well recognized as having the potential to impact athletic ability, have only a limited scientific basis. It is well recognized that vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and calcium regulation. However, recent evidence …

Frequency of obsessive-compulsive disorder in patients with multiple sclerosis: A cross-sectional study

Foroughipour M, Behdani F, Hebrani P, Marvast MN, Esmatinia F, Akhavanrezayat A<p>J Res Med Sci 2012 Mar;17(3):248-53<p>PMID: 23267376<p>Abstract<p><b>BACKGROUND:</b> …

HIV infection causes immune cells to self-destruct, study says

Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells of a crisis.<p>In papers published simultaneously Thursday in Science and Nature, …

Hair follicle stem cells hold clues to balding - Futurity

New research describes some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing, and when it falls out.

Report: Camels Play Key Role in Spread of Deadly Virus in Middle East

A new study released on Feb. 25 provides the strongest evidence yet that camels are a major player in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a …

After death, twins' brains reveal similar damage - Futurity

A study comparing the brains of twins where one or both died of Alzheimer's suggests that there may not be a single smoking-gun cause of the disease.