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Study: Diets high in vegetables and fish may lower MS risk

August 17, 2018

The findings could have implications for improving people’s diets to help lower the risk of MS.
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Study: Remyelination candidates target cholesterol-producing enzymes

July 27, 2018

The study suggests a target for new drugs that may lead to myelin regeneration treatments for people with MS.
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Researchers find molecular key that may delay MS progression

July 25, 2018

Study suggests P2X4Rs modulate inflammatory responses, and identify IVM as a potential candidate to promote myelin repair.
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Study: Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs may impair memory

July 24, 2018

The study may have implications for people who use the drug to combat MS.
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Study uncovers role of a protein in myelin-forming cells

July 20, 2018

Researchers said the discovery is a major step toward understanding the mechanisms of myelin production.
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Genetic marker for drug risk in MS offers path toward precision care

July 19, 2018

The findings inform a broader understanding of genetic risk of drug reactions in MS.
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Study: A group of symptoms precedes first definitive signs of MS

July 18, 2018

The researchers say their findings provide definitive evidence that MS can be preceded by early symptoms that aren't considered "classic" manifestations of the disease
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Study to evaluate effects of fasting on immune system and gut bacteria

July 12, 2018

The researchers are recruiting patients with relapsing-remitting MS for a 12-week study.
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Study links exposure to paint and varnish to increased MS risk

July 10, 2018

People with exposure to paint or other solvents are 50 percent more likely to develop MS than people with no exposure.
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Study: Diets high in vegetables and fish may lower MS risk

August 17, 2018

The findings could have implications for improving people’s diets to help lower the risk of MS.
Learn more

Study: Remyelination candidates target cholesterol-producing enzymes

July 27, 2018

The study suggests a target for new drugs that may lead to myelin regeneration treatments for people with MS.
Learn more

Researchers find molecular key that may delay MS progression

July 25, 2018

Study suggests P2X4Rs modulate inflammatory responses, and identify IVM as a potential candidate to promote myelin repair.
Learn more

Study: Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs may impair memory

July 24, 2018

The study may have implications for people who use the drug to combat MS.
Learn more

Study uncovers role of a protein in myelin-forming cells

July 20, 2018

Researchers said the discovery is a major step toward understanding the mechanisms of myelin production.
Learn more

Genetic marker for drug risk in MS offers path toward precision care

July 19, 2018

The findings inform a broader understanding of genetic risk of drug reactions in MS.
Learn more

Study: A group of symptoms precedes first definitive signs of MS

July 18, 2018

The researchers say their findings provide definitive evidence that MS can be preceded by early symptoms that aren't considered "classic" manifestations of the disease
Learn more

Study to evaluate effects of fasting on immune system and gut bacteria

July 12, 2018

The researchers are recruiting patients with relapsing-remitting MS for a 12-week study.
Learn more

Study links exposure to paint and varnish to increased MS risk

July 10, 2018

People with exposure to paint or other solvents are 50 percent more likely to develop MS than people with no exposure.
Learn more

Study suggests multiple sclerosis and mixed microbial infection link

June 26, 2018

The researchers claim the findings point to the novel idea that MS could be caused by polymicrobial infections.
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Mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk identified

June 20, 2018

Study results open new avenues for potential alternative treatments based on specific epigenetic modulation.
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Floodlight Open now enrolling in the U.S.

June 18, 2018

Floodlight Open is a new global study to collect and monitor anonymized patient data to gain a better understanding of MS disease progression
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Ocrevus may delay long-term disability in primary progressive MS

June 15, 2018

Genentech will be initiating two new global Phase IIIb studies that will evaluate the efficacy of Ocrevus in a broad range of people with progressive forms of MS.
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Drug may block death of brain cells in MS

June 14, 2018

Researchers were able to block the enzyme in the brain that is responsible for pyroptosis, using a drug that could potentially treat MS.
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Disappearing lesions may predict disability development

June 06, 2018

Researchers: Atrophied brain lesions were shown to be a more robust predictor of disability progression than the development of whole brain atrophy itself.
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Study: Compound produces beneficial inflammation, remyelination

May 31, 2018

Researchers report that indazole chloride is able to remyelinate damaged axons and alter the immune system.
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Researchers ID a DNA-binding factor that may trigger MS

May 18, 2018

Researchers identified a DNA-binding factor called TOX that might play a role in triggering MS.
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Study: Spinal fluid could be used to predict MS progression

May 15, 2018

Analysis of fluid in the spine could be used to predict future progression of multiple sclerosis.
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