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Researchers ID possible MS biomarker

October 16, 2017

A new study identifies opioid growth factor as a possible biomarker for the onset and progression of MS.
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Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces fatigue linked to MS

October 13, 2017

People with MS who underwent a noninvasive form of electrical brain stimulation experienced significant reductions in fatigue.
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MS Focus Provides Relief for Disaster Survivors

October 12, 2017

MS Focus has announced that the organization’s Cooling Program is being reopened for those in disaster zones.
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Fatty diet may boost relapse risk in kids

October 11, 2017

A fatty diet may increase the risk of a relapse in kids with MS by as much as 56 percent, with saturated fat linked to a tripling in risk.
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Gene immunotherapy protects against MS in mice

October 10, 2017

A University of Florida study suggests a gene immunotherapy approach may prevent and reverse symptoms of MS in mice.
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FDA approves new generic for Copaxone

October 06, 2017

The FDA approved Mylan's Abbreviated New Drug Applications for glatiramer acetate as substitutable generic versions of Teva's Copaxone.
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Offer U.S. senators your opinion on Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 21, 2017

Another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is underway in the U.S. Senate.
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Scientists find genetic markers for severe form of MS

September 20, 2017

Scientists have uncovered two related cytokines and associated genetic markers that may explain why some people develop progressive MS.
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Concussion in teenagers increases MS risk later in life

September 19, 2017

A new study finds concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis in later life.
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Researchers ID possible MS biomarker

October 16, 2017

A new study identifies opioid growth factor as a possible biomarker for the onset and progression of MS.
Learn more

Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces fatigue linked to MS

October 13, 2017

People with MS who underwent a noninvasive form of electrical brain stimulation experienced significant reductions in fatigue.
Learn more

MS Focus Provides Relief for Disaster Survivors

October 12, 2017

MS Focus has announced that the organization’s Cooling Program is being reopened for those in disaster zones.
Learn more

Fatty diet may boost relapse risk in kids

October 11, 2017

A fatty diet may increase the risk of a relapse in kids with MS by as much as 56 percent, with saturated fat linked to a tripling in risk.
Learn more

Gene immunotherapy protects against MS in mice

October 10, 2017

A University of Florida study suggests a gene immunotherapy approach may prevent and reverse symptoms of MS in mice.
Learn more

FDA approves new generic for Copaxone

October 06, 2017

The FDA approved Mylan's Abbreviated New Drug Applications for glatiramer acetate as substitutable generic versions of Teva's Copaxone.
Learn more

Offer U.S. senators your opinion on Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 21, 2017

Another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is underway in the U.S. Senate.
Learn more

Scientists find genetic markers for severe form of MS

September 20, 2017

Scientists have uncovered two related cytokines and associated genetic markers that may explain why some people develop progressive MS.
Learn more

Concussion in teenagers increases MS risk later in life

September 19, 2017

A new study finds concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis in later life.
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Researchers seek participants for urinary leakage drug study

September 18, 2017

The Content clinical research trial is evaluating an investigational drug for its effectiveness on urine leakage in patients with MS.
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Vitamin D Levels in Blood May Help Predict Risk of MS

September 15, 2017

Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
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Mono virus may increase MS risk for multiple ethnic groups

September 14, 2017

Like Caucasians, Hispanic and Black individuals who have had mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, may have an increased risk of MS.
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MSF offices closed for Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

The offices of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will be closed Friday because of Hurricane Irma. Offices will reopen as soon as it is safe for employees to return. Updates on further closures will be made as information becomes available.
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Hurricane Irma forces cancellation of MS Focus cruise programs

September 06, 2017

MS Focus: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is canceling the MS Focus at Sea program for 2017 because of Hurricane Irma.
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MS Focus, Medical Fitness Network announce partnership

August 31, 2017

MS Focus and the Medical Fitness Network announced their partnership, which offers free access to a network of online health and fitness professionals to the MS community.
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Novartis launches first large-scale smartphone MS study

August 23, 2017

Novartis has launched a mobile research study for people with multiple sclerosis that collects data via their smartphone, without the need for clinic visits.
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Recruitment for PPMS Patient Advisory Board

August 14, 2017

A pharmaceutical/biotech company will be hosting a small patient and care-partner Medical Advisory Board meeting on Nov. 8-9 in Los Angeles.
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Researchers closer to understanding MS relapse, flu link

August 11, 2017

A recent study sheds light on what may be happening in the brains of MS patients during upper respiratory infections.
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