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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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Study: Disease comparisons offer clues to MS progression

July 21, 2021

New research shows the brain and spinal cord scars in people with multiple sclerosis may offer clues to why they develop progressive disability.
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Plant-based diet and a healthy microbiome may protect against MS

July 15, 2021

The study showed a diet rich in isoflavone protects against MS-like symptoms in a mouse model of the disease.
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Study suggests high-efficacy treatments reduce relapses in secondary progressive MS

July 09, 2021

A new study found that the more potent disease-modifying drugs are more effective in reducing flare-ups in secondary progressive MS than the less potent drugs that tend to be safer to take.
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Study suggests in many cases MS starts long before the diagnosis

June 28, 2021

Researchers found MS patients are often diagnosed years after their first demyelinating event.
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iConquerMS seeking participants for COVID-19 study

May 17, 2021

iConquerMS is conducting a study to answer questions on vaccine side effects, possible effects on MS symptoms, and how MS medications might influence vaccine.
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Study: Low levels of a simple sugar may be a MS biomarker

May 14, 2021

This opens up potential new avenues for identifying, at an early stage, which patients are at higher risk of progressive MS and adjusting their treatment accordingly.
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Social cognition plays a key role in everyday lives of people with MS

May 05, 2021

The study shows people with relapsing-remitting MS performed significantly lower in several social cognition areas, despite being classified as "cognitively normal."
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Verbal fluency deficits in MS may reflect impaired language ability

April 30, 2021

The findings suggest the need for more comprehensive neuropsychological testing among people with MS.
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Pandemic led to profound changes in MS clinical practice

April 29, 2021

Survey respondents also commented on their perceived level of safety and support in the workplace during the pandemic.
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Study: Disease comparisons offer clues to MS progression

July 21, 2021

New research shows the brain and spinal cord scars in people with multiple sclerosis may offer clues to why they develop progressive disability.
Learn more

Plant-based diet and a healthy microbiome may protect against MS

July 15, 2021

The study showed a diet rich in isoflavone protects against MS-like symptoms in a mouse model of the disease.
Learn more

Study suggests high-efficacy treatments reduce relapses in secondary progressive MS

July 09, 2021

A new study found that the more potent disease-modifying drugs are more effective in reducing flare-ups in secondary progressive MS than the less potent drugs that tend to be safer to take.
Learn more

Study suggests in many cases MS starts long before the diagnosis

June 28, 2021

Researchers found MS patients are often diagnosed years after their first demyelinating event.
Learn more

iConquerMS seeking participants for COVID-19 study

May 17, 2021

iConquerMS is conducting a study to answer questions on vaccine side effects, possible effects on MS symptoms, and how MS medications might influence vaccine.
Learn more

Study: Low levels of a simple sugar may be a MS biomarker

May 14, 2021

This opens up potential new avenues for identifying, at an early stage, which patients are at higher risk of progressive MS and adjusting their treatment accordingly.
Learn more

Social cognition plays a key role in everyday lives of people with MS

May 05, 2021

The study shows people with relapsing-remitting MS performed significantly lower in several social cognition areas, despite being classified as "cognitively normal."
Learn more

Verbal fluency deficits in MS may reflect impaired language ability

April 30, 2021

The findings suggest the need for more comprehensive neuropsychological testing among people with MS.
Learn more

Pandemic led to profound changes in MS clinical practice

April 29, 2021

Survey respondents also commented on their perceived level of safety and support in the workplace during the pandemic.
Learn more

Survey: Coping strategies key to neutral, positive psychological effects from COVID-19

April 28, 2021

Both emotion-focused and problem-focused coping strategies were instrumental in those reporting a neutral or positive effect from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Online exercise programs now available

April 27, 2021

MS Focus is now sponsoring virtual exercise programs for people with multiple sclerosis. The programs are in cooperation with the Working in Wellness Foundation and Sacred Rivers Yoga. The programs are free and ongoing from now until September.
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Study: Black people may respond differently to common MS therapy than white people

April 20, 2021

A preliminary study suggests Black people who have multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, may respond differently than white people to a common therapy meant to modulate the immune system.
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Website seeks to link people with MS and clinical trials

March 24, 2021

Participants may qualify for a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of an investigational drug to treat MS.
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FDA approves Ponvory an Oral Treatment for relapsing MS

March 19, 2021

Ponvory offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy.
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Study: Rising temperatures could affect people with MS

March 04, 2021

Researchers found that during periods of anomalously warm weather, participants had a 4 percent increased chance of having an emergency department visit compared to periods of normal weather.
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Researchers seek participants for mental health services survey

February 26, 2021

Children’s Friend, Inc., researchers are seeking participants for a survey studying the experiences and barriers to accessing mental health services for families. 
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Participants sought for spasticity survey

February 24, 2021

The study's results will be used to help raise awareness about the challenges of spasticity and the specific support and treatment needs of people living with MS.
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Timing MS medications with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

February 09, 2021

The National MS Society has released new guidance in regards to the timing of MS medications with COVID-19 vaccines.
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