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Study: Oligodendrocyte cells surprise contributor to MS

October 09, 2019

The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure.
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Targeting subset of T cells prevents, reverses MS in mice

October 07, 2019

If the findings bear out in human studies, targeting these rogue T cells could effectively treat MS, the researchers believe.
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Study: Neuropsychological tests useful tool for real life activity in MS

September 23, 2019

Neuropsychological assessment was found to be among the tools useful for measuring the effect of MS on everyday activities.
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Data: Ocrevus treatment reduced MS disability progression

September 18, 2019

Results suggest earlier treatment with Ocrevus reduced the risk of disability progression and this effect was sustained over time. Additionally, new safety data remain consistent with the medicine’s favorable benefit-risk profile. 
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Ocrevus biomarker data may improve understanding of MS progression

September 12, 2019

Researchers found that blood neurofilament light chain levels were significantly lowered following Ocrevus treatment in analyses of Phase III studies in relapsing and primary progressive MS.
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New app offers faster and easier MS assessment

September 10, 2019

The researchers said a tablet-based test saves time, is easier to administer, eliminates the need to store paper-based records, and makes sharing information easier on electronic medical records.
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AAN issues guideline on vaccines and MS

August 29, 2019

Guideline recommends that people with MS receive recommended vaccinations, including yearly flu shots.
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Medicare patients with MS bear the burden of rising drug prices

August 27, 2019

According to the study, Medicare spending increased by more than tenfold from 2006-2016, and the patients themselves saw more than a sevenfold increase in their share of the bill.
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Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

August 13, 2019

Researchers said results support the idea that chronic active lesions are very damaging to the brain and the need to attack these lesions as early as possible.
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Study: Oligodendrocyte cells surprise contributor to MS

October 09, 2019

The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure.
Learn more

Targeting subset of T cells prevents, reverses MS in mice

October 07, 2019

If the findings bear out in human studies, targeting these rogue T cells could effectively treat MS, the researchers believe.
Learn more

Study: Neuropsychological tests useful tool for real life activity in MS

September 23, 2019

Neuropsychological assessment was found to be among the tools useful for measuring the effect of MS on everyday activities.
Learn more

Data: Ocrevus treatment reduced MS disability progression

September 18, 2019

Results suggest earlier treatment with Ocrevus reduced the risk of disability progression and this effect was sustained over time. Additionally, new safety data remain consistent with the medicine’s favorable benefit-risk profile. 
Learn more

Ocrevus biomarker data may improve understanding of MS progression

September 12, 2019

Researchers found that blood neurofilament light chain levels were significantly lowered following Ocrevus treatment in analyses of Phase III studies in relapsing and primary progressive MS.
Learn more

New app offers faster and easier MS assessment

September 10, 2019

The researchers said a tablet-based test saves time, is easier to administer, eliminates the need to store paper-based records, and makes sharing information easier on electronic medical records.
Learn more

AAN issues guideline on vaccines and MS

August 29, 2019

Guideline recommends that people with MS receive recommended vaccinations, including yearly flu shots.
Learn more

Medicare patients with MS bear the burden of rising drug prices

August 27, 2019

According to the study, Medicare spending increased by more than tenfold from 2006-2016, and the patients themselves saw more than a sevenfold increase in their share of the bill.
Learn more

Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

August 13, 2019

Researchers said results support the idea that chronic active lesions are very damaging to the brain and the need to attack these lesions as early as possible.
Learn more

Forgotten immune cells protective in mouse model of MS

August 09, 2019

Stimulating these protective cells could lead to new therapies for multiple sclerosis.
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Study: Vaccinations not a risk factor for MS

August 02, 2019

Researchers found no link between vaccinations and the development of MS.
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MS Focus children’s book author seeks reader feedback

July 25, 2019

This publication is currently in stock and available for order. As with all MS Focus publications, the book and shipping is completely free.
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New study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of MS patients

July 24, 2019

These new findings provide a platform for specific new MS therapies that target damaged brain cells to be developed.
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Cerebrospinal fluid difference key to progression-halting drugs

July 19, 2019

Researchers' lipid profiling of the CSF samples revealed that CSF from progressive MS patients had increased levels of ceramides.
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Study finds obesity linked to risk of pediatric MS

July 16, 2019

Healthy weight may optimize treatment outcomes and reduce the disease burden and costs.
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Schwann cells show potential to generate myelin

July 11, 2019

The revelation raises the possibility of new avenues to treat nerve injuries and various forms of neuropathy.
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Researchers seek participants for mental health study

July 09, 2019

A group of healthcare providers is interested in promoting the psychological well-being and mental health of every patient with MS.
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New imaging molecule captures brain changes tied to progressive MS

July 08, 2019

Study assessed the differences in the activity of microglial cells in the grey matter regions of healthy volunteers versus those with MS.
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