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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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Discovery opens new opportunities to slow or reverse MS

November 29, 2018

The discovery of mature myelin-producing cells' capacity for repair opens new opportunities to slow or reverse the disease.
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Online publication seeks participants for survey

November 28, 2018

The survey is anonymous, not sponsored by an outside organization, and the data will only be used for editorial purposes.
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Study offers new clues to the origin and progression of MS

November 15, 2018

The discovery may lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.
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Study: Accumulation of B cells triggers nervous system damage in MS

November 14, 2018

When particular control cells are missing, too many B cells accumulate in the meninges, resulting in inflammation of the central nervous system.
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Study: Salt can trigger MS inflammation

October 30, 2018

Yale researchers identified a high-salt environment as one of the contributing factors to MS development.
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A new study finds elusive MS genes

October 22, 2018

The novel variants identified code for proteins offer researchers promising new ways to study MS.
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Biotech firm seeks volunteers for feedback meeting

October 19, 2018

The goal of meeting is to convene patients with a diagnosis of MS to gain feedback on a patient-centered approach to research.
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Environmental factors may trigger onset of MS

October 18, 2018

The findings may help explain the causes of MS and perhaps pave the way for a treatment or a cure.
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Study: Immunotherapy may provide neuroprotection in MS

October 17, 2018

Researchers could be in a position to achieve neuroprotection without shutting down protective immune responses or blood clotting.
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Discovery opens new opportunities to slow or reverse MS

November 29, 2018

The discovery of mature myelin-producing cells' capacity for repair opens new opportunities to slow or reverse the disease.
Learn more

Online publication seeks participants for survey

November 28, 2018

The survey is anonymous, not sponsored by an outside organization, and the data will only be used for editorial purposes.
Learn more

Study offers new clues to the origin and progression of MS

November 15, 2018

The discovery may lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.
Learn more

Study: Accumulation of B cells triggers nervous system damage in MS

November 14, 2018

When particular control cells are missing, too many B cells accumulate in the meninges, resulting in inflammation of the central nervous system.
Learn more

Study: Salt can trigger MS inflammation

October 30, 2018

Yale researchers identified a high-salt environment as one of the contributing factors to MS development.
Learn more

A new study finds elusive MS genes

October 22, 2018

The novel variants identified code for proteins offer researchers promising new ways to study MS.
Learn more

Biotech firm seeks volunteers for feedback meeting

October 19, 2018

The goal of meeting is to convene patients with a diagnosis of MS to gain feedback on a patient-centered approach to research.
Learn more

Environmental factors may trigger onset of MS

October 18, 2018

The findings may help explain the causes of MS and perhaps pave the way for a treatment or a cure.
Learn more

Study: Immunotherapy may provide neuroprotection in MS

October 17, 2018

Researchers could be in a position to achieve neuroprotection without shutting down protective immune responses or blood clotting.
Learn more

Link between gut flora and multiple sclerosis discovered

October 15, 2018

A new study suggests gut microbes could play a far greater role in the origin and development of MS than previously assumed.
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Federal spending measure includes $17 million for MS research

September 28, 2018

The measure funds the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System
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Researchers find well-being differs with age in MS

September 24, 2018

Study: Individuals with MS exhibit less severe depressive symptoms and better quality of life than their younger counterparts.
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Researchers show speed of processing training effective in MS

September 20, 2018

The research underscores the importance of processing speed in overall cognitive function in people with MS
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Study IDs brain's lymphatic vessels as new avenue to treat MS

September 19, 2018

The vessels appear to carry previously unknown messages from the brain to the immune system that ultimately trigger the disease symptoms.
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Study: Gilenya helps children, adolescents with relapsing MS

September 18, 2018

The results of a new study specifically designed for children and adolescents with relapsing forms of MS showed Gilenya linked to significantly lower rates of relapse.
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Researchers seek people with MS for study

September 12, 2018

The research is focused on identifying the cognitive mechanisms that underpin and maintain anxiety surrounding illness uncertainty within MS. 
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Researchers: B cells among factors leading to brain lesions in MS

September 05, 2018

Certain B cells activate the specific T cells that cause inflammation in the brain and nerve cell lesions.
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Study: MS drug may slow brain shrinkage

August 31, 2018

The trial’s results point towards a potential new therapy to help people with progressive MS.
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