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Study shows promising diagnosis of MS from images of the eye

July 19, 2024

What sets this approach apart is its ability to detect subtle changes in the eye that are often indicative of MS.
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Parental smoking increases MS risk, study suggests

July 17, 2024

The authors believe future research should continue to explore MS risk factors, but also patient prognosis. Association with parental smoking needs to be investigated further.
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Pilot study shows promise for remote cognitive rehabilitation for MS

July 02, 2024

Researchers noted that delivering therapy to individuals at home is not only convenient, but also expands access to cognitive rehabilitation designed to improve how individuals function in their daily lives.
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New assessment offers improved screening for risks, decline in MS patients

June 27, 2024

This assessment may improve clinical screening for mobility impairments, fall risk, and cognitive decline in individuals with MS.
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Study to explore effects of stigma, discrimination on mental health

June 21, 2024

Harvard research project seeks participants
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Interactive learning program increases MS preparedness

June 17, 2024

Implementing a hybrid clinical simulation program helps improve speech-language pathology graduate student preparedness in caring for people with MS.
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Epstein-Barr virus and brain cross-reactivity, a possible MS mechanism

June 10, 2024

The common virus’ link with MS is likely to be caused by greater amounts of immune system ‘misdirection’ than previously thought.
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Study identifies mechanisms for selective MS treatment strategy

June 07, 2024

Researchers stopped inflammatory signaling and immune response in lab samples.
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B cells drive responses of other immune cells, may potentially prevent MS symptoms

May 22, 2024

Abnormally active B cell metabolism causes an inflammatory immune response in individuals with MS.
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Study shows promising diagnosis of MS from images of the eye

July 19, 2024

What sets this approach apart is its ability to detect subtle changes in the eye that are often indicative of MS.
Learn more

Parental smoking increases MS risk, study suggests

July 17, 2024

The authors believe future research should continue to explore MS risk factors, but also patient prognosis. Association with parental smoking needs to be investigated further.
Learn more

Pilot study shows promise for remote cognitive rehabilitation for MS

July 02, 2024

Researchers noted that delivering therapy to individuals at home is not only convenient, but also expands access to cognitive rehabilitation designed to improve how individuals function in their daily lives.
Learn more

New assessment offers improved screening for risks, decline in MS patients

June 27, 2024

This assessment may improve clinical screening for mobility impairments, fall risk, and cognitive decline in individuals with MS.
Learn more

Study to explore effects of stigma, discrimination on mental health

June 21, 2024

Harvard research project seeks participants
Learn more

Interactive learning program increases MS preparedness

June 17, 2024

Implementing a hybrid clinical simulation program helps improve speech-language pathology graduate student preparedness in caring for people with MS.
Learn more

Epstein-Barr virus and brain cross-reactivity, a possible MS mechanism

June 10, 2024

The common virus’ link with MS is likely to be caused by greater amounts of immune system ‘misdirection’ than previously thought.
Learn more

Study identifies mechanisms for selective MS treatment strategy

June 07, 2024

Researchers stopped inflammatory signaling and immune response in lab samples.
Learn more

B cells drive responses of other immune cells, may potentially prevent MS symptoms

May 22, 2024

Abnormally active B cell metabolism causes an inflammatory immune response in individuals with MS.
Learn more

Molecule shows early-stage promise for myelin sheath repair

May 06, 2024

The discovery reveals a potential treatment for MS
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PET scans reveal ‘smoldering’ inflammation in patients with MS

April 25, 2024

The new technique could lead to more advanced MS treatments.
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Study shows potential of subcutaneous injection Ocrevus as treatment option for relapsing, progressive MS

April 23, 2024

Additional data showed the safety profile of Ocrevus SC injection was consistent with the well-established safety profile of Ocrevus IV infusion.
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MS signs may show up in blood years before symptoms

April 22, 2024

But the researchers believe they now have a definitive sign that MS is brewing. 
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Study: Early Kesimpta treatment benefits people recently diagnosed with relapsing MS

April 18, 2024

A separate analysis of the overall study population showed similar efficacy with continuous Kesimpta treatment, which was also well-tolerated with a consistent safety profile for up to six years.
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New study probes link between Epstein Barr, MS treatments

April 09, 2024

Their findings have implications for future basic research in further understanding the biology of Epstein Barr Virus in multiple sclerosis.
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Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of developing MS in early adulthood

April 01, 2024

The researchers said that despite the limited follow-up time, their findings highlight obesity in childhood is linked to an increased susceptibility of early-onset MS more than two-fold.
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New technique maps out cellular architecture of lesions in MS

March 22, 2024

In the next step, the researchers want to use the same technique to analyze samples from more MS patients.
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Participants being sought for pilot study

March 15, 2024

This no-cost program is meant as an addition to any medical care that participants are currently receiving.
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