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Monday

 

The People's Voice: Fifteen years later, man keeps outworking MS























Lamont Johnson is surrounded by shrieking children, oblivious to his therapeutic session at the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA pool.
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Hit-Run Garbage Truck Kills 46-Year-Old Woman With Multiple Sclerosis Crossing Brooklyn Street: Police, Family





















A garbage truck fled the scene after striking and killing a 46-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis using a walker to cross a Brooklyn street Thursday night as she headed home from visiting her mother, authorities and relatives say.
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New research sheds light on molecular architecture of receptors linked to many brain diseases


















































The new research reveals the 3D structure of a receptor for LPA1, a protein implicated in many diseases of the brain and in normal physiology throughout the body. (Image by Yekaterina Kadyshevskaya, USC.)

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have teamed up with several other institutions and pharmaceutical companies, including the University of Southern California (USC), San Diego's Receptos Inc. and Japanese company Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., to publish the first 3D structures of a receptor implicated in many diseases of the brain and in normal physiology throughout the body.
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RedHill Biopharma Issued Key US Patents for Promising Crohn’s Disease Treatment Candidate



























Israel-based biopharmaceutical company RedHill Biopharma Ltd. recently announced its acquisition of two notices of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covering patient application numbers 13/722,395 and 14/271,758 for RHB-104, a novel antibiotic combination treatment in oral capsule form. The drug boasts an improved formulation that features enhanced intracellular, anti-mycobacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. At present, it is undergoing its first Phase III study as a potential treatment for Crohn’s disease, and a Phase IIa study for multiple sclerosis.
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Effects of Intermittent Versus Continuous Walking on Distance Walked and Fatigue in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Crossover Trial: STUDY




















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Sunday

 

Gilroy Girl Hosting MS Fundraiser ... But Needs Community Help!
























Allison Jordan has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with costs affiliated with a fundraiser walk she is hoping to sponsor to raise money for multiple sclerosis research in honor of her uncle.
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The MS Trust Secret Art Show opens on Monday: read our guide to buying the art you want












At 9am on Monday 6 July the MS Trust Secret Art Show will be open for business. Since November 2010 the Secret Art Show has raised over £100,000 to help the 100,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the UK. We have sold thousands of pieces of art, some from big name artists, some from talented amateurs. This year we thought we would give you some handy tips on how to get your hands on the artwork you want.
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MS Views and News Seeks to Improve MS Education in July

























MS Views and News (MSVN) is a non-profit organization that works at collecting, presenting and distributing information about multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as improving knowledge and education among patients and other members of the MS community. During July, MS Views and News will host four events featuring medical experts which will be held in Florida and Kentucky and will focus disease management.
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Vitae Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study of VTP-43742 in Autoimmune Disorders










FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTAE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 single ascending dose clinical trial of VTP-43742, the Company's wholly owned and potential first-in-class RORγt inhibitor for the treatment of autoimmune disorders, including psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and various arthropathies, as well as rare and orphan disorders.
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Dimethyl Fumarate Protects Brain From Damage Produced by Intracerebral Hemorrhage by Mechanism Involving Nrf2: STUDY





























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Saturday

 

Evaluation could lead to stem cell transplant for Midland woman































A Midland resident is raising money for an evaluation that would put her in line for a dangerous but possibly life-changing stem cell transplant later this year.
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Amy Schumer Explains How Her Father's Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Has Affected Her Romantic Relationships




 Where did Amy Schumer get her sense of humor?
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The Orion Conference: Turning Big Data Into Knowledge





A conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, outlined progress and challenges in turning computational modeling into actionable knowledge in MS and other brain disorders
Allison Provost, Ph.D.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) in US minority populations [Infographic]

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Cognitive rehabilitation of working memory in juvenile multiple sclerosis-effects on cognitive functioning, functional MRI and network related connectivity: STUDY




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Friday

 

Volunteers to visit local folks with Multiple Sclerosis on Service Day























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The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Arizona Chapter, marks the Annual MS Service Day on July 18, when local volunteers will take part in visiting homes throughout Arizona to help individuals living with MS complete household chores, yard work, shopping and more.
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Parents' multiple sclerosis doesn't slow local students






















Erika Peterson and Morgan Goldman

For all the pain multiple sclerosis has caused their families, the unpredictable autoimmune disorder has helped Morgan Goldman and Erika Peterson, too, in a way.
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Wayne State University awarded grant to explore new MS pathology model
















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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided a grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor to explore a new model of MS pathology.
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Official launch of the New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust




























Aukland New Zeland
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Media release from New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust

$900,000 in grants kick starts trust dedicated to New Zealand-based Multiple Sclerosis research
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Pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis disease progression in Kuwait: A retrospective analysis: STUDY

































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Thursday

 

Comedian Tim Ferguson Lends Humour To MS Social Initiative: VIDEO

























A social media initiative has been launched reframing perceptions of people with multiple sclerosis by using videos to showcase their accomplishments.
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Man with multiple sclerosis using books to help kids face life’s challenges





















School may be out for the summer, but a local man is hoping he can help kids not only hone their readings skills, but learn some invaluable lessons too.
When he was growing up in Mechanicville, baseball was first and foremost on Scott Cerkowski's mind.  He even played ball at a Florida college, but was homesick – so he returned home.
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Limerick man offers message of hope to MS sufferers



























FOR 32 years, Edward Williams walked to his mother’s grave at Mount Saint Lawrence in Limerick city every day. But when the 40-year-old was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) three years ago, he was no longer able to maintain it.
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MS Documentary released on YouTube: VIDEO





















“MS” is a documentary film released last year that tells the story of three patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) and how they deal with the chronic debilitating disease. The director of the film recently announced that the short documentary has been made available on YouTube in an effort to reach more people and help motivate other patients struggling with the disease.
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Sit-to-Stand Biomechanics of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY
















































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Wednesday

 

Finding Hope: Lakeland Woman Recovering From Experimental Treatment for MS




































The scariest moment for Kristan Baker came one day last fall as she walked through a Target store holding hands with her toddler son, Nolen. Baker lost her balance and tumbled down face-first, dragging Nolen with her.
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Fampyra: Multiple Sclerosis patient welcomes claims that HSE looks set to fund a miracle drug

























Gerard Murphy at the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook, Dublin

A Multiple Sclerosis patient has welcomed claims that the HSE looks set to fund a miracle drug.
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A-STATE PROFESSOR RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH R01 RESEARCH AWARD
















































Dr. Shiguang Yu

Dr. Shiguang Yu, assistant professor of immunology in the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University, has been awarded a $1.7 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Non-Insured Health Benefits Program Approves AUBAGIO(TM) for Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis






















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Once-daily oral tablet to be reimbursed for first-line use through exception process
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Respiratory self-gating for free-breathing magnetization transfer MRI of the abdomen: STUDY




















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Tuesday

 

Amy Schumer promises 'disappointing lap dance' for winner of TrainWreck Premiere contest to support MS research




















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Amy Schumer, writer and star of the upcoming comedy, TrainWreck, has promised a 'disappointing lap dance' for the winner of Universal's TrainWreck Premiere Experience hosted on CrowdRise to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, an organization that is very dear to her heart.
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Researchers Offer New Insights into the Link Between Multiple Sclerosis and Specific Autoantibodies


































Researchers at Immco Diagnostics and the State University of New York in Buffalo recently reported in the journal PLoS One that the frequency of specific auto reactive antibodies does not differ between patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and people without the disease — a finding that could lead to improvements in diagnosis. The study is entitled “Humoral Responses to Diverse Autoimmune Disease-Associated Antigens in Multiple Sclerosis.”
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Nursing service problems remain
























Clare Curran
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A Dunedin MP and a multiple sclerosis sufferer say problems in the Royal District Nursing Service have still not been fixed. They spoke to health reporter Eileen Goodwin.
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Girl, 7, swims to raise funds for MS

























Olivia Moore, a 7-year-old swimmer from Aurora, will swim a mile Saturday to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Her mother, Leanne, recently was diagnosed with the disease.
Photo by Daily Herald Staff Photographer Christie Willhite

Seven-year-old Olivia Moore of Aurora is using her love of swimming to help raise money to improve the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis.
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Long-term (up to 4.5 years) treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) in multiple sclerosis: results from the extension of the randomised TRANSFORMS study: STUDY

Monday

 

How Multiple Sclerosis did not deter this woman from fulfilling her passions and dreams




















Swarnalatha

Five years ago Swarnalatha was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, a condition that gradually worsens. She was completely shattered. “I couldn’t’t imagine the embarrassment my family had to bear. The second option was to crib, complain, and grieve about my condition. I enjoyed being sympathized with. Eventually, I got sick of this phase; since it didn’t’t help me in any way. Then I tried the last option – of being proactive,” says Swarnalatha.
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Medical Marijuana: Not Your Dad's Weed: AUDIO



























It took Connecticut nearly two years to start dispensing the medical marijuana the legislature approved for conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy and cancer.
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First generic multiple sclerosis drug, made in Cambridge, launches




















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Cambridge-based Momenta Pharmaceuticals and partner Sandoz announced plans late yesterday to launch the first generic drug in the U.S. to treat multiple sclerosis, priced 15 percent less than the branded version of the drug.
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MedDay Reports Additional Positive Data of its Pivotal Phase III Study With MD1003 in Patients with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

























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  • Improvement of Clinical Global Impression of change evaluated by the physician (CGI) and by the patient (SGI) at 12 months (p<0.0001 and p=0.0094 respectively) 
  • Data to be presented at The 1stCongress of the European Academy of Neurology on Saturday 20th June at 17:30 noon CET 
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Systematic Review: The effectiveness of interventions to reduce falls and improve balance in adults with multiple sclerosis: STUDY





















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Sunday

 

Understanding Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis




























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Tremors are one of the more common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This uncontrollable shaking can be especially bothersome, embarrassing, and debilitating at times, but there are ways to help manage it.
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Canadians with Multiple Sclerosis One Step Closer to Accessing LEMTRADA®

























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Genzyme Canada announced today that the Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC), through the Common Drug Review (CDR), recommended to all participating provincial and other public drug plans that LEMTRADA® (alemtuzumab) be listed for the management of adult patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Eligible patients with active disease defined by clinical and imaging features, and who have had an inadequate response to interferon beta or other disease-modifying therapies.
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Ontario invests $25 million in stem cell research over five years


































Ontario is investing $25 million over five years in stem cell research that will help support treatments for chronic diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
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Animal Models Offer New Insights Into Energy Metabolism in Multiple Sclerosis





























Researchers at United Arab Emirates University in Abu Dhabi have recently published in the journal BMC Neuroscience new insights into the involvement of mitochondria and energy metabolism in the pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS) in rats. The study is entitled “Bioenergetics of the spinal cord in experimental autoimmune encephalitis of rats.”
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Prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density in patients with multiple sclerosis: STUDY



























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Saturday

 

Anxiety, Pain Share a Strong Bond in Multiple Sclerosis





































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Pain, which is prevalent in more than 50% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, is independently predicted by anxiety, according to a study published in Pain Medicine.
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Alcoholism and Multiple Sclerosis
























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Learn about your risk for alcoholism and what to do if you may have a problem.
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Innovative “Nanoprobe” Used to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis




























A nanometric sensor — an extremely small probe originally designed to test samples for the presence of herbicides, heavy metals, and pollutants — was experimentally shown to also detect molecules commonly associated with multiple sclerosis. Physicist Fábio de Lima Leite, a professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Sorocaba, has been studying how this device may help diagnose diseases of the nervous system.
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Trends in MS research: New antigen-specific treatment approaches – individualised therapy remains key goal












































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More than 500,000 people in Europe suffer from multiple sclerosis. New treatment approaches such as antigen-specific immunisation strategies are among the topical MS research areas discussed at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Berlin. Experts urged for the development of truly individualised therapy approaches in order to use available drugs in a more targeted way.
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Subgroups of multiple sclerosis patients with larger treatment benefits: a meta-analysis of randomized trials: STUDY



























"Generations"
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