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The world of MS information changes rapidly. Breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms of MS, its cause, and its treatment come at a rapid pace. And there's so much to know just about managing the disease in your daily life! 

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Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

August 13, 2019

Researchers said results support the idea that chronic active lesions are very damaging to the brain and the need to attack these lesions as early as possible.
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Forgotten immune cells protective in mouse model of MS

August 09, 2019

Stimulating these protective cells could lead to new therapies for multiple sclerosis.
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Study: Vaccinations not a risk factor for MS

August 02, 2019

Researchers found no link between vaccinations and the development of MS.
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MS Focus children’s book author seeks reader feedback

July 25, 2019

This publication is currently in stock and available for order. As with all MS Focus publications, the book and shipping is completely free.
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New study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of MS patients

July 24, 2019

These new findings provide a platform for specific new MS therapies that target damaged brain cells to be developed.
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Cerebrospinal fluid difference key to progression-halting drugs

July 19, 2019

Researchers' lipid profiling of the CSF samples revealed that CSF from progressive MS patients had increased levels of ceramides.
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Study finds obesity linked to risk of pediatric MS

July 16, 2019

Healthy weight may optimize treatment outcomes and reduce the disease burden and costs.
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Schwann cells show potential to generate myelin

July 11, 2019

The revelation raises the possibility of new avenues to treat nerve injuries and various forms of neuropathy.
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Researchers seek participants for mental health study

July 09, 2019

A group of healthcare providers is interested in promoting the psychological well-being and mental health of every patient with MS.
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Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

August 13, 2019

Researchers said results support the idea that chronic active lesions are very damaging to the brain and the need to attack these lesions as early as possible.
Learn more

Forgotten immune cells protective in mouse model of MS

August 09, 2019

Stimulating these protective cells could lead to new therapies for multiple sclerosis.
Learn more

Study: Vaccinations not a risk factor for MS

August 02, 2019

Researchers found no link between vaccinations and the development of MS.
Learn more

MS Focus children’s book author seeks reader feedback

July 25, 2019

This publication is currently in stock and available for order. As with all MS Focus publications, the book and shipping is completely free.
Learn more

New study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of MS patients

July 24, 2019

These new findings provide a platform for specific new MS therapies that target damaged brain cells to be developed.
Learn more

Cerebrospinal fluid difference key to progression-halting drugs

July 19, 2019

Researchers' lipid profiling of the CSF samples revealed that CSF from progressive MS patients had increased levels of ceramides.
Learn more

Study finds obesity linked to risk of pediatric MS

July 16, 2019

Healthy weight may optimize treatment outcomes and reduce the disease burden and costs.
Learn more

Schwann cells show potential to generate myelin

July 11, 2019

The revelation raises the possibility of new avenues to treat nerve injuries and various forms of neuropathy.
Learn more

Researchers seek participants for mental health study

July 09, 2019

A group of healthcare providers is interested in promoting the psychological well-being and mental health of every patient with MS.
Learn more

New imaging molecule captures brain changes tied to progressive MS

July 08, 2019

Study assessed the differences in the activity of microglial cells in the grey matter regions of healthy volunteers versus those with MS.
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Study: MS patients at a greater risk of cancer

July 02, 2019

New findings suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population.
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Researchers find envelope protein, nerve tissue damage link

June 28, 2019

A research team has shed light on a novel axon damage mechanism which could be highly relevant for progressive MS patients.
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Researchers find social cognitive deficits linked to progressive MS

June 26, 2019

Deficits in social cognition that impair quality of life appear to be more pronounced in progressive MS.
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Study suggests pediatric-onset of MS may have greater adult consequences

June 18, 2019

Results suggest children and adolescents who develop MS should be monitored closely for cognitive changes.
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Gene mutations may lead to MS preventative treatments

June 12, 2019

Researchers hope the findings will one day lead to personalized treatments for MS patients.
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Obesity worsens disability in multiple sclerosis

June 10, 2019

Results suggest that excessive body weight is linked to increased central inflammation causing a worse clinical expression of MS.
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Ohio State University seeks participants for study

June 04, 2019

Six-month intervention study will potentially improve thinking in those with MS
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Study: Red meat as part of a healthy diet linked to reduced MS risk

May 30, 2019

Findings highlight importance of educating people who are at a higher risk of MS about the effect of their diet, other factors.
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