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Epstein-Barr virus protein can 'switch on' risk genes for MS

April 18, 2018

Novel computational method shows a viral protein found in EBV-infected human cells may activate genes linked to autoimmunity risk.
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Finding could lead to new MS treatments

March 12, 2018

Researchers identified the overabundance of a specific protein in the brain of people who have MS.
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Eating fish may be tied to a reduced risk of MS

March 06, 2018

New findings suggest omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may be associated with lowering the risk of developing MS.
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Biogen and AbbVie withdraw Zinbryta from market

March 02, 2018

Companies announced the voluntary worldwide withdrawal of Zinbryta for relapsing MS
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Celebrate those who play important roles with #MySupportHero

March 01, 2018

Celebrate the support partners who provide invaluable support and inspiration.
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Axons may play key role in myelin restoration

February 21, 2018

The discovery may be relevant for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
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FDA approves Glatopa 40 mg/mL generic option for relapsing MS

February 14, 2018

Glatopa 40 mg/mL is a fully-substitutable, AP-rated generic version of Copaxone 40 mg/mL three times-a-week therapy for relapsing forms of MS.
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Deep brain stimulation may offer new fatigue treatment

February 13, 2018

Researchers found that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation can produce significant improvements in fatigue symptoms.
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Two new studies examine natalizumab and pregnancy risks

February 12, 2018

Two new studies look at the effects of stopping the newer, stronger drug natalizumab for MS during pregnancy.
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Epstein-Barr virus protein can 'switch on' risk genes for MS

April 18, 2018

Novel computational method shows a viral protein found in EBV-infected human cells may activate genes linked to autoimmunity risk.
Learn more

Finding could lead to new MS treatments

March 12, 2018

Researchers identified the overabundance of a specific protein in the brain of people who have MS.
Learn more

Eating fish may be tied to a reduced risk of MS

March 06, 2018

New findings suggest omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may be associated with lowering the risk of developing MS.
Learn more

Biogen and AbbVie withdraw Zinbryta from market

March 02, 2018

Companies announced the voluntary worldwide withdrawal of Zinbryta for relapsing MS
Learn more

Celebrate those who play important roles with #MySupportHero

March 01, 2018

Celebrate the support partners who provide invaluable support and inspiration.
Learn more

Axons may play key role in myelin restoration

February 21, 2018

The discovery may be relevant for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Learn more

FDA approves Glatopa 40 mg/mL generic option for relapsing MS

February 14, 2018

Glatopa 40 mg/mL is a fully-substitutable, AP-rated generic version of Copaxone 40 mg/mL three times-a-week therapy for relapsing forms of MS.
Learn more

Deep brain stimulation may offer new fatigue treatment

February 13, 2018

Researchers found that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation can produce significant improvements in fatigue symptoms.
Learn more

Two new studies examine natalizumab and pregnancy risks

February 12, 2018

Two new studies look at the effects of stopping the newer, stronger drug natalizumab for MS during pregnancy.
Learn more

Study: Extending dosing intervals reduces deadly side effect risk from MS drug

February 07, 2018

The findings could influence how neurologists prescribe the medication.
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Study: Balance exercises may help people with MS

February 02, 2018

A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with MS with their balance, fatigue problems.
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Study: Testosterone-linked molecule protects against MS in mice

January 31, 2018

The discovery may offer a new target for MS therapy for women.
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PET tracer measures damage in mouse model MS

January 19, 2018

A novel approach may improve diagnosis and monitoring for MS patients.
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Scientists find novel cell type linked to myelination

January 18, 2018

The researchers hope the discovery will help to identify new regenerative medicines.
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Study: effects of estrogen treatment combat MS in mice

January 17, 2018

A UCLA study reveals the cellular basis for how estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women with MS.
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Cholesterol crystals prevent regeneration in central nervous system

January 16, 2018

Researchers found that after the destruction of myelin, crystalline cholesterol can trigger persistent inflammation which prevents regeneration.
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Researchers find potential path to repair MS-damaged nerves

January 11, 2018

Increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression in astrocytes of the spinal cord can be a pathway to repair nerves that affect walking.
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Study: Diet may help reduce disability and MS symptoms

December 20, 2017

Eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms.
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