March 25, 2019
More Information on Multiple Sclerosis
Key facts about multiple sclerosis
From Biology 446, Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology, Fall 2018.
You are not responsible for the details of these notes, but please read and think about them. There are some potential clues here that might lead to a cure.
Current treatments for MS
Also from last fall's course, with some update information on the price of Tecfidera.
These treatments relieve symptoms and may extend the length of remissions between attacks, but none of them actually cures the disease. By suppressing immune responses in general, they make the patient vulnerable to infections with bacteria and viruses.
An idea for a cure for MS
YouTube video about the actress Annette Funicello, who died on MS in 2013.