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Saturday

 

Experimental Drug Appears to Repair Nerve Damage in Multiple Sclerosis Patients





































The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently announced the results of a new study that evaluated an experimental drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) with the potential to repair damaged myelin layers, a fatty material that covers and protects neurons. These findings will be presented at the 67th AAN Annual Meeting, which will take place from April 18 – 25th in Washington, DC.
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COUNTRY MUSIC STAR CLAY WALKER OPENS UP ABOUT LIVING WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: VIDEO




























Country music star Clay Walker is best known for his crooning, but he is also living with Multiple Sclerosis.
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Topeka Maintenance Man Turned Wrestler Battles Multiple Sclerosis
























A Topeka man is a maintenance worker by day and a professional wrestler by night. But he also suffers from a battle of his own.
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Co-existing MS and FM Influences Pain Threshold, According to New Study


























People with multiple sclerosis (MS) commonly experience a low pain threshold and sensitivity to heat and cold. If a person has multiple sclerosis along with fibromyalgia (FM), that could make this sensitivity even more intense. Until now, no group has studied this phenomenon.
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Effect of MD1003 (High Doses of Biotin) in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Results of a Pivotal Phase III Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study: STUDY

Friday

 

Multiple sclerosis sufferers could be saved from blindness with new drug treatment





























A drug which prevents epilepsy seizures can stop multiple sclerosis sufferers going blind, scientists have found.
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Author details his journey with MS

















Bladen County Author Kenneth Brown will be on hand to sign copies of his first book, “Me, Myself and Multiple Sclerosis” at the Bladen County Senior Center in Elizabethtown on Monday, April 27, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
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Multiple sclerosis patients could benefit from brain boost study





































Multiple sclerosis patients could one day benefit from treatments that boost their brain function, a study suggests.
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Wellness for People with MS – the National MS Society Responds




















Wellness – and the strategies needed to achieve it – is a high priority for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). People want to know what they can do today to feel their best, and whether lifestyle interventions can impact the course of the disease.
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A case-control study of dietary salt intake and risk of pediatric multiple sclerosis: STUDY

Thursday

 

Clear Spring woman to participate in Walk MS for her late mother and herself
















































Mary Beth Chaney of Clear Spring displays a T-shirt that a team from the Hagerstown Community College Future Educators Club will wear during Walk MS: Hagerstown 2015 on Saturday, April 18, at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Chaney has multiple sclerosis.

Tucked away in her office at Hagerstown Community College, Mary Beth Chaney reads off a list of symptoms for multiple sclerosis, or MS, from her computer screen.
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Cycling for Hope: Heights man rides in BP MS 150 in memory of mother





































Robert Pohl (left) poses with fellow riders from last year’s BP MS 150 ride. Pohl is a member of the event’s Hall of Fame, having raised about $100,000 in donations for the National MS Society. (Contributed Photo)

Even after 12 years of cycling, Robert Pohl fully expects to have a teary-eyed finish with his family when he reaches the end of this year’s BP MS 150 bike ride.
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A night of fashion for multiple sclerosis: VIDEO



















Fashion-forward looks will rock the runway at a big benefit event for the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences.
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Consortium of MS Centers Launches Mentorship Program




















The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) is launching a new mentorship program dedicated to medical residents pursuing a neurology fellowship to accelerate and support their work in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). The initiative was launched at the beginning of the year and seeks to provide information on career opportunities within the specialty, as well as encourage a new generation of physicians to help a growing population of chronic patients.
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Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS) Study: Leveraging electronic communication to enable a prospective study of individuals at risk of multiple sclerosis (S38.007): STUDY

Wednesday

 

Should You Take Fish Oil for Multiple Sclerosis


















Considerable research revolves around the use of fish oil for a number of health challenges. What have researchers discovered about taking fish oil for multiple sclerosis?
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Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) Might be Affected by Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis







































A team of Kessler Foundation researchers recently published their findings on the MEMREHAB trial, whereby treatment with the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) may be affected by cognitive dysfunction. The study entitled “The influence of cognitive dysfunction on benefit from learning and memory rehabilitation in MS: A sub-analysis of the MEMREHAB trial” is published in the journal Clinical Neurology.
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Amarantus Advancing MSPrecise For Improved Diagnosis of Relapsing-Remitting MS


















Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (Amarantus) is a San Francisco based, development-stage, publicly-traded biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing first-in-class treatments and diagnostics in neurology for diseases associated with the dysfunction of a wide range of biological pathways, including protein misfolding, cell cycle dysregulation, neurodegeneration and apoptosis (Programmed Cell Death). This week the company announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014 and also highlighted recent clinical development achievements, as well as upcoming milestones for its Diagnostics division and Therapeutics division. Among the company’s main focuses is the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
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TAKING STEPS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MS

























Throughout the spring and summer, teams and individuals across the nation and the state of Wisconsin will participate in Walk MS to raise funds for research, programs, and services in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Zenapax (Daclizumab) High-Yield Process (DAC HYP) has no Effect on Activity of the Cytochrome P450 (CYP) Enzymes: Results of a Drug Cocktail Interaction Study in Subjects with MS: STUDY

Tuesday

 

Dr. Oz: Montel Williams challenges multiple sclerosis with diet and supplements
































Montel Williams considers himself a survivor. And, as he told Dr. Mehmet Oz when he visited his talk show on April 13, even multiple sclerosis couldn't stop him from achieving his goals.
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Genzyme to Present New Long-Term Data on Aubagio® (teriflunomide)and Lemtrada® (alemtuzumab) at AAN



















Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced today that new longer-term data on its relapsing multiple sclerosis treatments, Aubagio® (teriflunomide) and Lemtrada® (alemtuzumab), will be featured during the 67th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) being held in Washington, D.C. April 18-25. The company will present 30 platform and poster presentations from its MS franchise, including 19 on Lemtrada, 10 on Aubagio and one pipeline presentation.Key data being presented at AAN include:
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Multiple Sclerosis Risk Factors Compounded by Smoking


























A new study shows that smoking may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who also have specific established risk factors for MS.
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Study launched to reduce cognitive problems in people with multiple sclerosis
































UK researchers are leading a study into how people with multiple sclerosis could overcome problems with attention and memory associated to their condition
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Results from a randomized double-blind crossover study comparing oral L-carnitine versus placebo and a subsequent physical rehabilitation program for the treatment of fatigue in multiple sclerosis: STUDY

Monday

 

Teen uses swimming and her mother's support to cope with multiple sclerosis: VIDEO



16 year old Stockdale swimmer Taylor Prather first jumped in the pool reluctantly because after all, it was mom's idea.
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Stem cell research benefits Houston woman with multiple sclerosis: VIDEO




















It's a debate that puts many people's religious beliefs at odds with science.
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MS Trial Alert: People with MS in Seven States Being Recruited for Study of Teleconference Intervention to Increase Exercise and Decrease Fatigue























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Investigators at Case Western Reserve University are recruiting 215 people from seven states (see list below) for a study to determine whether methods of fatigue management and increasing physical activity that are often provided by rehabilitation centers can be distributed with a series of teleconferences and phone interviews.
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NLM Launches Web Content Collecting Initiative to Preserve Health-Related Blogs and Other Media




The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched a Web content collecting initiative. The Library is selecting Web content as part of its mission to collect, preserve, and make accessible the scholarly biomedical literature as well as resources that illustrate a diversity of philosophical and cultural perspectives not found in the technical literature. New forms of publication on the Web, such as blogs authored by doctors and patients, illuminate health care thought and practice in the 21st century. In launching this initiative, the Library is capturing and providing a unique resource for future scholarship.
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Regulation of Myelination in the Prefrontal Cortex by the Gut Microbiota: Implications for Health and Disease: STUDY

Sunday

 

Is $13,000 a dose too much for a medicine: VIDEO



























One hundred thousand dollars a year. That’s how much a specialty drug can cost. They’re newer medicines for diseases like multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C and cancer. Many insurers and others say the costs are bankrupting our health care system.
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Vets ride to raise awareness, but not for themselves






























The BP MS 150 — taking place April 18 and 19 — will attract more than 13,000 riders and is expected to raise about $21 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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MDH medical cannabis survey finds top conditions are multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and cancer






































The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released results of a voluntary, Internet-based survey of 1,361 potential participants in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program. The survey found about half of potential users of medical cannabis reported their qualifying condition as multiple sclerosis (MS) or severe muscle spasms. The next most common conditions among potentially eligible patients were epilepsy and cancer.
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Together We Are Better















I often hear people say that all MSers are different. I know where they are coming from. This chronic illness has so many, seemingly random symptoms. The brain is supposed to be conducting the orchestra but due to inexplicable glitches, certain instruments go out of tune from time to time- or stop playing altogether. It’s tempting to turn down the volume or stop the music completely. It’s true that all MSers are affected differently. Yet- we are all the same. We ALL have MS. Just like organisations like the IFA or the GAA- we have something massive in common, even though we are different.
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Comparing the effects of reflexology and relaxation on fatigue in women with multiple sclerosis: STUDY

Saturday

 

Stem Cell Transplant May Reduce Disability in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis







































Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who received a non-myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) experienced improved measures of disability and quality of life, according to a study published by Burt et al, January 20, 2015, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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This Army veteran battles a new enemy: multiple sclerosis



























Samantha Love and her son, Huck, enjoy regular walks through Jennings Park in Marysville. Staying active with Huck has been key for continued good health for Love, who was diagnosed with MS while serving in the army. She will be walking this weekend in the Walk MS fundraiser in Tulalip.

When Samantha Love joined the Army Reserve fresh out of high school, she was fulfilling a lifelong dream.
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Fight against disease hits home for Rochelle Park Committeeman
















































Rochelle Park Committeeman Frank Valenzuela is helping raise money in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

The Rochelle Park Township Committee members are supporting a cause that is close to home.
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FISM 2015 call: €3 million for research in multiple sclerosis


























This call aims to find the cause and the cure, as well as to improve the services and quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis. This year the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society Italian (AISM) through its Non-Profit Multiple Sclerosis Foundation  (FISM) has allocated, once again, a budget of €3 million to researchers, to be granted through a call that is available in Italian and English. Researchers can submit proposals no later than May 15, 2015.
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Effects of delayed-release dimethyl fumarate on MRI measures in the phase 3 CONFIRM study: STUDY

Friday

 

Muralist Transforms Downtown LA Area To Raise Awareness For Multiple Sclerosis: VIDEO























An internationally known muralist Thursday transformed an area in downtown Los Angeles to raise awareness for those affected by multiple sclerosis.
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Half-marathon runners raise £5,000 for MS therapy centre

















Runners who took part in the Bath Half Marathon and raised money for the Wessex Therapy Centre Picture: Johnny Fenn

A group of runners from Frome who took part in the Bath Half Marathon have raised about £5,000 for the Wessex MS Therapy Centre.
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Upcoming MS Walks in Connecticut




























The MS Society of Connecticut is hosting several walks, bike rides, and a golf outing to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research and services for people with MS across the state.
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Multiple sclerosis – A riddle of the blood-brain barrier solved



















The creation and progression of multiple sclerosis present scientists with many riddles. Now researchers from the universities of Würzburg and Amsterdam have succeeded in resolving an apparent contradiction in the findings to date. Their work will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of treatments at the so-called blood-brain barrier.
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Severe Cognitive Impairment Associated With Intrathecal Antibodies to the NR1 Subunit of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor in a Patient With Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY

Thursday

 

Reader video: Teenager saves disabled mother as fire rips through family's home in Bladon: VIDEO























After spotting smoke, Peter Salway, 19, rushed to save his wheelchair-bound mum Jane, who has multiple sclerosis, as the flames took hold at their family home in Manor Road, Bladon.
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Research on Myelin Production may Find a Possible Cure for Multiple Sclerosis


The brain transmits messages or signals along nerve fibres known as axons. These axons have a layer around them, called myelin, which keeps them healthy and helps speed up the transfer of information. Damage to myelin contributes to diseases of the brain such as multiple sclerosis.
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Know the Facts: Dispelling Common Myths about Multiple Sclerosis
















Do you know the facts about multiple sclerosis, or MS? An estimated 400,000 Americans are living with this chronic disease, and countless others support loved ones with MS.i Yet, you can be sure many people have misconceptions about the impact of getting diagnosed with MS.
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MEDDAY PROVIDES UPDATE ON PIONEERING PIVOTAL PHASE III STUDY DESIGN IN PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS























MedDay Founders Frédéric Sedel, MD, PhD, and Guillaume Brion

MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment of nervous system disorders, today provided further information about the design of its pivotal clinical trial (MS-SPI) to investigate the efficacy and safety of MD1003 in the treatment of primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, a major area of unmet medical need. Data from the MS-SPI study will be presented at the Clinical Trials Plenary Session at The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, on Friday April 24th at 1200 EST.
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Chronic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Utility of Sensory Quantitative Testing in Patients with Fibromyalgia Comorbidity: STUDY


























Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

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