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MS Focus' offices closed for Presidents’ Day

February 15, 2019

The offices of MS Focus: the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The entire staff would like to wish everyone in the MS community a safe and pleasant holiday.
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Researchers: Immune system master switch key to new treatments

February 14, 2019

According to the study’s authors, the discovery could be translated into a viable drug treatment for MS within a few years.
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Newly discovered immune cells may play role in MS

February 06, 2019

The single-cell analyses used by the researchers are new and can be used for studying individual cells from tissues.
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Brain cell changes in people with MS revealed

January 30, 2019

The findings could shed new light on how the disease progresses and help scientists develop treatments.
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Nerve degeneration by calcium ions may contribute to MS

January 29, 2019

A new study suggests that ruptures in the cell membrane initiate degeneration of long nerve fibers, resulting influx of calcium ions.
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Researchers conducting online survey on heat, cold, and MS

January 28, 2019

The survey specifically focuses on what methods patients use to cope with the symptom worsening induced by exposure to heat and cold.
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Brain regeneration mechanism may help trigger remyelination

January 25, 2019

The findings may provide a basis for the development of new drugs to treat MS.
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MS Coalition seeks participants for secondary progressive survey

January 24, 2019

A survey has been developed to gain patient input into secondary progressive MS.
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Study shows MS treatments delay progression of the disease

January 17, 2019

Findings showed early treatment – particularly within five years of onset – delayed the secondary progressive stage of MS.
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MS Focus' offices closed for Presidents’ Day

February 15, 2019

The offices of MS Focus: the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The entire staff would like to wish everyone in the MS community a safe and pleasant holiday.
Learn more

Researchers: Immune system master switch key to new treatments

February 14, 2019

According to the study’s authors, the discovery could be translated into a viable drug treatment for MS within a few years.
Learn more

Newly discovered immune cells may play role in MS

February 06, 2019

The single-cell analyses used by the researchers are new and can be used for studying individual cells from tissues.
Learn more

Brain cell changes in people with MS revealed

January 30, 2019

The findings could shed new light on how the disease progresses and help scientists develop treatments.
Learn more

Nerve degeneration by calcium ions may contribute to MS

January 29, 2019

A new study suggests that ruptures in the cell membrane initiate degeneration of long nerve fibers, resulting influx of calcium ions.
Learn more

Researchers conducting online survey on heat, cold, and MS

January 28, 2019

The survey specifically focuses on what methods patients use to cope with the symptom worsening induced by exposure to heat and cold.
Learn more

Brain regeneration mechanism may help trigger remyelination

January 25, 2019

The findings may provide a basis for the development of new drugs to treat MS.
Learn more

MS Coalition seeks participants for secondary progressive survey

January 24, 2019

A survey has been developed to gain patient input into secondary progressive MS.
Learn more

Study shows MS treatments delay progression of the disease

January 17, 2019

Findings showed early treatment – particularly within five years of onset – delayed the secondary progressive stage of MS.
Learn more

Study suggests stem cell therapy more effective than DMTs

January 15, 2019

Researchers said further research is needed to replicate these findings and to assess long-term outcomes and safety.
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Specially Trained Physical Therapists for MS

January 14, 2019

These therapists have received specialized training to provide physical therapy services for persons with MS.
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Study suggests gut immune cells cut MS inflammation

January 08, 2019

One aspect of the new research is that increasing the number of IgA plasma cells that migrate from the gut to the brain eradicated neuroinflammation in mice.
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Food allergies linked to increased disease activity in MS

December 20, 2018

The researchers said there are one or two possible explanations for their observations.
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New stem cell research reveals what prevents remyelination

December 19, 2018

The findings suggest new targets for therapeutic intervention.
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Study: Graphene may be used to detect MS

December 12, 2018

Graphene may one day be used to test for MS according to new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Discovery opens new opportunities to slow or reverse MS

November 29, 2018

The discovery of mature myelin-producing cells' capacity for repair opens new opportunities to slow or reverse the disease.
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Online publication seeks participants for survey

November 28, 2018

The survey is anonymous, not sponsored by an outside organization, and the data will only be used for editorial purposes.
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Study offers new clues to the origin and progression of MS

November 15, 2018

The discovery may lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.
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