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As a result of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), the myelin sheath of neuronal cells in the brain and spinal cord is degraded, resulting in loss of signal transduction capability. MS patients exhibit upregulation of certain cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid, particularly tumor necrosis factor alpha. This activates sphingomyelinase, an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to ceramide; sphingomyelinase activity has been observed in conjunction with cellular apoptosis.
Widowers and life-long single people are at higher risk of developing dementia, a new study reports.
Researchers report an elevated risk of death in Alzheimer’s patients who use benzodiazapines.
Heart rate variability can indicate whether a person has bipolar disorder or major depression, a new study reports.