Francisco Quintana, PhD, is an associate scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Quintana studies the immune system to identify new methods of treatment for diseases triggered by the body’s immune response.
Why MS Symptoms May Improve during the Winter Months
The factor that was consistently associated with severity of MS symptoms was melatonin. Melatonin levels are known to correlate with day length. During the longer days of the spring and summer, levels are lower.
Multiple Sclerosis: Can the Microbiome Offer Clues to New Treatments and a Possible Cure?
Sudden changes in carbohydrate, protein, and fat intake can alter the composition of the microbes in the gut and may influence the activity of brain cells involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration – key factors in the development and progression of Multiple Sclerosis.