Areas of inflammation in the brain a grey area

MS has traditionally been thought of as a condition that mainly affects the white matter of the brain. Recently this notion has been challenged and now research has uncovered a potentially important disease process in the grey matter.

New map changes understanding of immune cells in the brain

A new international study has mapped a type of immune cell, the microglia, in the human and mouse brain for the first time. Microglia are thought to play a role in the progression of MS. This research has changed the understanding of how these cells function, and has important implications for MS.

Blocking the brain lymphatic pathway reduces symptoms of MS

A new study has found that blocking the brain lymphatic vessels reduced MS-like illness in a laboratory model

‘Rings of fire’: blocking the death of brain cells in MS

A new study that suggests inflammation may lead to the death of brain cells in MS may have identified a drug that could block this process.

New research shows brain tissue loss follows a predictable sequence

A study from MSIF McDonald fellow Dr Eshaghi has shown that brain tissue loss, or atrophy, occurs in ’stages’ and follows a predictable order.

Brain volume changes may be key indicator for MS progression

New research suggests the rate of brain atrophy, or brain shrinkage, may be an important indicator of disease progression in MS.

Discovering how immune cells get into the brain in MS

Study reveals important mechanism that allows immune cells to attack myelin in MS

Does concussion increase the risk of MS?

What’s behind the media reports on concussion and MS?