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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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Breastfeeding may reduce MS risk

July 18, 2017

Study: mothers who breastfeed for a total of at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be less likely to develop MS.
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FDA approves Dysport for treatment of lower limb spasticity

June 28, 2017

The FDA has expanded the approved use of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for treatment of spasticity in adults.
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Researchers seek participants for MS films survey

June 27, 2017

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have developed four short, animated films about multiple sclerosis.
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Shared decision-making is cornerstone of MS treatment

June 26, 2017

A new report claims shared decision-making between patients and their doctors and nurses is central to the treatment of MS.
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Researchers seek participants for MS survey

June 23, 2017

The MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network wants to understand how people with MS from different backgrounds and ethnic communities think about medical research.
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Data review offers new insights into Alemtuzumab

June 15, 2017

Researchers say this new information will help contribute to the effective management of people with MS.
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Study probes MS patients’ treatment beliefs, priorities

June 14, 2017

Researchers seek participants for a survey to explore peoples’ experience with medicine for MS, and the attitudes of prescribing clinicians.
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Multiple Sclerosis Coalition seeks participants for mental health care survey

June 08, 2017

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition is seeking participants to take a brief, anonymous survey about access to mental health care.
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Acne medication possible new MS treatment

June 07, 2017

A Canadian clinical trial shows that a common acne medication can slow the progress of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
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Breastfeeding may reduce MS risk

July 18, 2017

Study: mothers who breastfeed for a total of at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be less likely to develop MS.
Learn more

FDA approves Dysport for treatment of lower limb spasticity

June 28, 2017

The FDA has expanded the approved use of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) for treatment of spasticity in adults.
Learn more

Researchers seek participants for MS films survey

June 27, 2017

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have developed four short, animated films about multiple sclerosis.
Learn more

Shared decision-making is cornerstone of MS treatment

June 26, 2017

A new report claims shared decision-making between patients and their doctors and nurses is central to the treatment of MS.
Learn more

Researchers seek participants for MS survey

June 23, 2017

The MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network wants to understand how people with MS from different backgrounds and ethnic communities think about medical research.
Learn more

Data review offers new insights into Alemtuzumab

June 15, 2017

Researchers say this new information will help contribute to the effective management of people with MS.
Learn more

Study probes MS patients’ treatment beliefs, priorities

June 14, 2017

Researchers seek participants for a survey to explore peoples’ experience with medicine for MS, and the attitudes of prescribing clinicians.
Learn more

Multiple Sclerosis Coalition seeks participants for mental health care survey

June 08, 2017

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition is seeking participants to take a brief, anonymous survey about access to mental health care.
Learn more

Acne medication possible new MS treatment

June 07, 2017

A Canadian clinical trial shows that a common acne medication can slow the progress of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Learn more

In MS, problems reading social cues may be tied to brain changes

June 06, 2017

A new study suggests that for people with multiple sclerosis, an impaired ability to understand how others feel and think may be linked to subtle brain changes.
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FDA approves myBETAapp and Betaconnect Navigator

June 02, 2017

The FDA approved a supplemental Biologics License Application for Bayer’s myBETAapp and the Betaconnect Navigator.
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Brain neuron density may be better disease progression indicator

May 12, 2017

A new study suggests demyelination may not be as good an indicator of disease progression in multiple sclerosis as previously thought.
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Augusta University seeks participants in MS survey

May 11, 2017

Augusta University researchers seek to learn more about how patient health has been affected by multiple sclerosis, and what information people living with MS may be lacking.
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Firm seeks participants for living with MS research study

May 04, 2017

Schlesinger Associates is seeking participants for a research study. The researchers are seeking thoughts and opinions from those living with MS about their experience with treatments and what kinds of unmet needs that they may have.
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Misbehaving mitochondria may play MS role

May 03, 2017

Researchers have discovered a new cellular mechanism – an underlying defect in brain cells – that may cause the multiple sclerosis, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the disease.
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Phase 1 study suggests possible new treatment for MS

April 26, 2017

The results from a phase 1 study investigating the relationship between MS and the Epstein-Barr virus may show promise of a new type of treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis.
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Study: MS begins to affect patients sooner than expected

April 21, 2017

People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition
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MS Focus programs support Spasticity Week

April 10, 2017

MS Focus: the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will be holding a teleconference and a patient event in support of Spasticity Awareness Week. This year the event will last April 17-21.
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