The international MS microbiome study (iMSMS, www.imsms.org) may shed light on the role the gut flora plays in MS. Many people are familiar with the concept of gut flora- the bacteria and other organisms that live in the digestive tract quietly, not causing disease- but often my patients are less familiar with the terms microbiota and […]
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy:Announcing the National Microbiome Initiative
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with Federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders, is announcing a new National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) to foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems
With one drug to shut down its progression and another to undo its damage, plus a worldwide effort stalking the origins of multiple sclerosis, MS doesn’t stand a chance.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually sets in with neurological symptoms that evolve over a few hours or days – eye pain, vision loss, double vision; numbness or tingling in the hands or feet; leg weakness; loss of balance. But the gradual onset belies the ferocity of the immune system’s attack on the myelin protecting our nerves.