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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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Study suggests time of day and MS severity link

December 19, 2017

A new study offers insights into how the body clock and time of day influence immune responses.
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Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in MS

December 18, 2017

New research suggests that administering taurine could boost the effectiveness of current MS therapies.
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Study shows how rogue immune cells cross the blood-brain barrier to cause MS

December 15, 2017

A new study suggests drug designers working on therapies against MS should focus on blocking two distinct ways rogue immune cells attack healthy neurons.
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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.
Learn more

Scientists find novel cell type linked to myelination

January 18, 2018

The researchers hope the discovery will help to identify new regenerative medicines.
Learn more

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.
Learn more

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.
Learn more

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.
Learn more

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.
Learn more

Study suggests time of day and MS severity link

December 19, 2017

A new study offers insights into how the body clock and time of day influence immune responses.
Learn more

Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in MS

December 18, 2017

New research suggests that administering taurine could boost the effectiveness of current MS therapies.
Learn more

Study shows how rogue immune cells cross the blood-brain barrier to cause MS

December 15, 2017

A new study suggests drug designers working on therapies against MS should focus on blocking two distinct ways rogue immune cells attack healthy neurons.
Learn more

Simple blood test may predict MRI disease activity in MS

December 14, 2017

Study: A blood test to monitor a nerve protein in the blood of people with MS may help predict whether disease activity is flaring up.
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New study suggests age and gut bacteria links to MS

December 12, 2017

A new study suggests gut bacteria at young age can contribute to MS disease onset and progression.
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Survey: Most newly diagnosed women aren’t sharing concerns with healthcare team

November 16, 2017

A new survey shows 98 percent of newly diagnosed women felt many concerns were not addressed by their healthcare team.
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Survey finds MS relapse is underreported

November 07, 2017

Two surveys suggest patient-reported MS relapse rates may be higher than thought.
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November Marks National Bladder Health Month

November 01, 2017

This awareness campaign was developed to increase focus on “Getting the Facts, Getting Diagnosed and Taking Control” of bladder health.
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Study: Nearly 1 million people in U.S. have MS

October 26, 2017

Preliminary results from a new study identified nearly 1 million people living with MS in the U.S.
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Can Do MS launches online interactive education program

October 18, 2017

Can Do On Demand is now available from Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.
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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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