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Scientists find possible MS, protein link

March 24, 2017

Researchers discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism that may to be linked to multiple sclerosis, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment.
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Sail the Caribbean with MS Focus in 2017 and 2018

March 22, 2017

Join MS Focus educational Cruise for a Cause® as we explore exciting and scenic areas in the Caribbean onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's vessels attending one of our many programs presented by MS experts.
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Researchers suggest T-cell find has remyelination potential

March 20, 2017

Scientists have discovered that specific immune system cells are key players in brain repair.
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Red blood cell treatment helps alleviate MS in mice

March 16, 2017

Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research prevented and alleviated multiple sclerosis in early stage mouse models.
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Fatigue, leg function may help predict disease progression

March 08, 2017

A new study found that in older people with MS, having fatigue and limited leg function is more often seen in people with MS progression than in those without.
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Cognitive assistive device use for thinking problems related to MS

March 07, 2017

Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology are conducting a research study investigating use of cognitive assistive devices and aids to help with thinking problems related to multiple sclerosis.
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Study suggests autoimmune disease, dementia link

March 06, 2017

Autoimmune disease may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, indicates a large long term study. Although significant, the extent of the association found was small the researchers caution.
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FDA approves Bioness movement device

March 03, 2017

Bioness Inc. received clearance from the FDA for its NESS L300 Plus System. The NESS L300 Plus is intended for persons with upper motor neuron injury or disease, such as multiple sclerosis.
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Transcranial stimulation, computer games decrease cognitive symptoms

February 28, 2017

Patients with MS had better problem solving ability and response time after training with a technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The approach may improve quality of life for this patient population.
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Scientists find possible MS, protein link

March 24, 2017

Researchers discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism that may to be linked to multiple sclerosis, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment.
Learn more

Sail the Caribbean with MS Focus in 2017 and 2018

March 22, 2017

Join MS Focus educational Cruise for a Cause® as we explore exciting and scenic areas in the Caribbean onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's vessels attending one of our many programs presented by MS experts.
Learn more

Researchers suggest T-cell find has remyelination potential

March 20, 2017

Scientists have discovered that specific immune system cells are key players in brain repair.
Learn more

Red blood cell treatment helps alleviate MS in mice

March 16, 2017

Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research prevented and alleviated multiple sclerosis in early stage mouse models.
Learn more

Fatigue, leg function may help predict disease progression

March 08, 2017

A new study found that in older people with MS, having fatigue and limited leg function is more often seen in people with MS progression than in those without.
Learn more

Cognitive assistive device use for thinking problems related to MS

March 07, 2017

Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology are conducting a research study investigating use of cognitive assistive devices and aids to help with thinking problems related to multiple sclerosis.
Learn more

Study suggests autoimmune disease, dementia link

March 06, 2017

Autoimmune disease may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, indicates a large long term study. Although significant, the extent of the association found was small the researchers caution.
Learn more

FDA approves Bioness movement device

March 03, 2017

Bioness Inc. received clearance from the FDA for its NESS L300 Plus System. The NESS L300 Plus is intended for persons with upper motor neuron injury or disease, such as multiple sclerosis.
Learn more

Transcranial stimulation, computer games decrease cognitive symptoms

February 28, 2017

Patients with MS had better problem solving ability and response time after training with a technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The approach may improve quality of life for this patient population.
Learn more

Study: Stem cell treatment can slow, stop MS for up to five years

February 23, 2017

A new study suggests stem cell therapy can slow or stop progression of multiple sclerosis for many years, and the treatment is most effective in people with MS who have 'active inflammation' in their brain and spinal cord.
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New study finds chronic demyelination, seizure link

February 22, 2017

A new mouse model study helps explain why some patients with multiple sclerosis have seizures. The findings could lead to the development of drugs aimed at reducing seizures in MS.
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TouchNEUROLOGY makes in-demand Vitamin D resources available online

February 17, 2017

TouchNEUROLOGY, together with the Consortium of MS Centers, have released summaries of a pair of in-demand scientific articles focused on vitamin D and MS. These summaries, which are intended for lay readers, are now available online.
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Researchers: Fingolimod may help with secondary progressive MS

February 09, 2017

Researchers: Fingolimod interferes with signals sent by lipid receptors, and may reduce the disease-producing activities by cells in the nervous system. The findings suggest the treatment may help difficult-to-treat secondary progressive MS.
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Researchers say they have found MS blood biomarker

February 06, 2017

A study by researchers at Macquarie University, in Sydney, Australia, claims to have found the first blood biomarker for multiple sclerosis.
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Ocrelizumab shown to be effective in both progressive, relapsing MS

January 12, 2017

Clinical trials show ocrelizumab can reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing MS, slow symptom progression in primary progressive MS
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21st Century Cures Act Passes U.S. Senate

December 08, 2016

New legislation contains an important provision for those affected by multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.
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Study suggests MS drug may reverse some physical disability

October 20, 2016

A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis, alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease.
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New research strengthens genetics, MS link

October 19, 2016

n a large-scale, genome-wide analysis of more than 110,000 samples, researchers identified 200 genetic loci associated with multiple sclerosis.
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