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Study suggests pediatric-onset of MS may have greater adult consequences

June 18, 2019

Results suggest children and adolescents who develop MS should be monitored closely for cognitive changes.
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Gene mutations may lead to MS preventative treatments

June 12, 2019

Researchers hope the findings will one day lead to personalized treatments for MS patients.
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Obesity worsens disability in multiple sclerosis

June 10, 2019

Results suggest that excessive body weight is linked to increased central inflammation causing a worse clinical expression of MS.
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Ohio State University seeks participants for study

June 04, 2019

Six-month intervention study will potentially improve thinking in those with MS
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Study: Red meat as part of a healthy diet linked to reduced MS risk

May 30, 2019

Findings highlight importance of educating people who are at a higher risk of MS about the effect of their diet, other factors.
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Study: Mouse gene deletion offers clues to MS pathogenesis

May 29, 2019

Neutrophils are the most common white blood cells in the body, but their exact function in MS is unclear.
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Study: Ancient diseases may be at root of MS inflammation

May 14, 2019

Discovery may one day pave the way for management of MS using small molecules that inhibit chromatin modification enzymes.
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Study finds new culprit for MS relapses

May 09, 2019

The new study may help answer the question of why remissions happen.
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Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

April 19, 2019

Discovery, if proven in clinical trials, would offer myelin repair with minimal side effects and efficient delivery.
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Study suggests pediatric-onset of MS may have greater adult consequences

June 18, 2019

Results suggest children and adolescents who develop MS should be monitored closely for cognitive changes.
Learn more

Gene mutations may lead to MS preventative treatments

June 12, 2019

Researchers hope the findings will one day lead to personalized treatments for MS patients.
Learn more

Obesity worsens disability in multiple sclerosis

June 10, 2019

Results suggest that excessive body weight is linked to increased central inflammation causing a worse clinical expression of MS.
Learn more

Ohio State University seeks participants for study

June 04, 2019

Six-month intervention study will potentially improve thinking in those with MS
Learn more

Study: Red meat as part of a healthy diet linked to reduced MS risk

May 30, 2019

Findings highlight importance of educating people who are at a higher risk of MS about the effect of their diet, other factors.
Learn more

Study: Mouse gene deletion offers clues to MS pathogenesis

May 29, 2019

Neutrophils are the most common white blood cells in the body, but their exact function in MS is unclear.
Learn more

Study: Ancient diseases may be at root of MS inflammation

May 14, 2019

Discovery may one day pave the way for management of MS using small molecules that inhibit chromatin modification enzymes.
Learn more

Study finds new culprit for MS relapses

May 09, 2019

The new study may help answer the question of why remissions happen.
Learn more

Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

April 19, 2019

Discovery, if proven in clinical trials, would offer myelin repair with minimal side effects and efficient delivery.
Learn more

Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

April 18, 2019

This discovery might explain how vitamin D regulates immune reactions that have been implicated in MS.
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Body mass index may play a role in MS progression

April 15, 2019

Bad dietary habits may have pronounced deleterious effect on patients with MS
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Study of MS patients shows 18 percent misdiagnosed

April 09, 2019

Researchers hope that the results of this study will help improve diagnostic procedures
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Study shows no link between minerals and MS risk

April 05, 2019

The minerals studied were zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and copper.
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Dose-finding study in relapsing MS seeks participants

March 29, 2019

Sanofi Genzyme is seeking recruits for a Phase II clinical trial.
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FDA approves Mavenclad, new oral drug to treat MS

March 29, 2019

FDA approves Mavenclad (cladribine) to treat relapsing MS
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FDA approves Mayzent, new oral drug to treat MS

March 27, 2019

FDA approves Mayzent, a new oral drug to treat relapsing MS.
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BMI, but not age at puberty, tied to MS risk

March 22, 2019

If so, this could be another important reason for public health initiatives to focus on lowering obesity rates.
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Study: MS may not worsen after pregnancy after all

March 18, 2019

Researchers said this shows that women with MS today can have children, breastfeed and resume their treatment without experiencing an increased risk of relapses during the postpartum period.
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