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April 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Improving remyelination for spinal cord injury: Arthur Warrington, Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Mayo Clinic researchers are probing potential ways to unleash the human body’s ability to heal neurological disorders like spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis. Myelin is the protective covering that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. Demyelination, or injury to the myelin, slows electrical signals between brain cells, resulting in […]

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Tags: Arthur Warrington, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology, regenerative medicine, spinal cord injury


August 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

McArdle’s sign, long overlooked, is an indicator of multiple sclerosis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Jay Furst McArdle’s sign, a distinctive muscle weakness that affects patients with spinal cord disease, was first noted more than 30 years ago. The namesake of the “sign,” M.J. McArdle, was a professor of neurology in London, and one of his patients with advanced multiple sclerosis needed to extend his neck and tip his […]

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Tags: Brian Weinshenker, Ernest Hoffman, Matt Hoffman, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MS, multiple sclerosis, Nathan Schilaty, neurology, physiology


May 20, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Leading and learning in neurological research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Mayo shares neurological research and advancements at AAN meeting Among more than 15,000 attendees at the 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, Mayo Clinic had a strong presence. Mayo scientists and clinicians led 38 courses and gave 84 lectures at the world’s largest gathering of neurologists. Nearly 60 Mayo […]

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Tags: Alejandro Rabinstein, Allen Aksamit Jr., Alyx Porter, Angelman syndrome, autoimmune disorder, brain tumor, Bryan Neth, Christopher Boes, Claudia Lucchinetti, David Dodick, Diego Zaquera Carvalho, Eugene Scharf


April 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Shuronda Hester had just started college and was looking forward to a new chapter in her young life when mysterious and frightening symptoms derailed her plans. Shuronda began having seizures and becoming “increasingly confused, at one point asking for her great-grandmother who passed away eight years ago,” reports First Coast News. Three trips to a hospital […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, Jason Siegel, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology


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