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Wednesday

 

Scripps Scientist Uses Maverix for Pioneering Stem Cell Research













Jeanne Loring
Professor, Scripps Research Institute

At the Scripps Research Institute, Jeanne Loring is using induced pluripotent stem cells to reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and more. She trusts her vital RNA-seq analysis to the Maverix Analytic Platform.

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How Cuomo flip-flopped on a marijuana timeline















Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent request to expedite a new medical marijuana program is a direct reversal of the position he took as the state's marijuana law was being crafted.
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Bike ride benefits those with MS



















Multiple sclerosis can take away many things in one's life.
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My hero: WNP Barbellion by William Atkins
















WNP Barbellion. Illustration by John Nash

Sickly from a young age, Barbellion was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 26. His Journal of a Disappointed Man records his spirited, furious fight with the disease
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MS is no barrier on working mom’s path to become Mrs. Rhode Island























CUMBERLAND – One day in 2002, Tonya Hurteau was working at her computer when she suddenly realized she couldn’t see.
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Tuesday

 

Cannabis compound inhibits tumor growth

















New research indicates the possibility of yet another medical boon from cannabis
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Alzheimer’s risk may go up 2X if you’re not getting enough vitamin D: largest study ever































MINNEAPOLIS – In the largest study of its kind, researchers suggests that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the August 6, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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More support for 'liberation' therapy



























Another Sarnia man who has received vascular surgery to treat his multiple sclerosis says he's been inspired to share his story.
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Free Multiple Sclerosis Guide: Tips, Advice and more!

 

Nanotechnology a Possible Future Solution for Multiple Sclerosis













A University of Southern California (USC) PhD student has announced plans to develop a model of a human brain that can mimic the electrical circuit pathways of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases that can affect patients’ brains. The team he is working with hopes the brain model can lead to better treatment options, implementation plans, and the true pathology of various neurological diseases.
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Monday

 

NYSCF scientists one step closer to cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis patients



















 “Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple sclerosis from a patient's own cells. For the first time, NYSCF scientists generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and further, they developed an accelerated protocol to induce these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, the myelin-forming cells of the central nervous system implicated in multiple sclerosis and many other diseases.”
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Marijuana pills may ease some symptoms of multiple sclerosis














According to new guidelines by American Academy of Neurology there is little evidence that most complementary or alternative medicine therapies (CAM) treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Daredevil, 82, prepares to conquer Europe's longest and fastest zip wire challenge for MS research













A daring 82-year-old Middlesbrough great-grandmother is preparing to ride Europe’s longest zipwire for charity.

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Balance and Falls in Multiple Sclerosi

 

HIV drugs may prevent, treat Multiple Sclerosis: Study
















A new study says that the drugs that are used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can also be used to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Sunday

 

Minnesota gears up to enter medical marijuana business


















Middle school teacher Sarah Wellington is about to play a key role in guiding Minnesota policy on medical marijuana.
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VIDEO: JACK OSBORNE DESCRIBES HIS WORST MOMENTS

 

Hand Tremor - Symptom Evaluation


















Tremors are unintentional, rhythmic movements of a part of the body that occur in a back-and-forth pattern. They are the most common of all involuntary movements and can affect the hands, arms, head, face, voice, trunk and legs. Tremors may occur at any age but are most common in middle-aged and older persons.
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England-Wales divide looms over cannabis drug

















Sativex, a cannabis-derived drug for treating muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, could be available in Wales but blocked in England.

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VIDEO: How to diagnose multiple sclerosis in childhood and adolescence: Dr. Timothy Vartanian













Correctly identifying the onset of multiple sclerosis in childhood and adolescence can pose a difficult diagnostic challenge, but predictive factors including older age, female gender, and the presence of persistent lesions on MRI are more likely to point to a first attack of MS.
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Saturday

 

Recovery from spinal cord injury possible with new discovery














Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have achieved the first conclusive non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers.
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Pseudotumor ceribri and Lyme disease (syphilis lymphadenopathy encephalitis titer leptospirosis)

 

HIV Infection Linked to Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

 

Optimizing therapeutics in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis: a review of drug efficacy, dosing, and mechanisms of action

 

Regulus and Biogen partner to identify microRNA biomarkers in multiple sclerosis

Regulus Therapeutics has signed a new collaboration agreement with Biogen Idec to identify microRNA biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Friday

 

Dimethyl fumarate for multiple sclerosis: Added benefit not proven














Dimethyl fumarate (trade name: Tecfidera) has been approved since January 2014 for adults with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

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Multiple sclerosis treatments funding proposal in New Zealand

 

Pharmac consults on new MS drugs











Hundreds of patients with multiple sclerosis are set to receive faster access to new drugs that work better than their current ones.
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FDA OKs New Kind of Sleep Drug Suvorexant (Belsomra)





















The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a first-in-class insomnia drug called suvorexant (Belsomra, Merck) after the manufacturer lowered the dosages to satisfy the agency's safety concerns.

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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval | The Verge

Thursday

 

Ex-Blazer lends his voice to wife's battle with MS















Jerome Kersey, a key member of the early 1990's Finals runs for the Trail Blazers, scored 11,825 points in his 17-year NBA career.

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Five Immunomodulatory Therapies for Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis Will Contribute to 4 Percent Annual Growth of the Total Market

 

Family has paid a touching tribute to an artist who defied MS to continue painting















Hayley Davies, 51, of Mynydd Isa, near Mold, died on Saturday of a chest infection after her immune system had weakened due to the effects of the degenerative muscle wasting disease.


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Help for ‘hidden’ disease

Leissa Kelly knows the issues facing people with multiple sclerosis first-hand, and she is “over the moon” more Colac district people will soon have access to support.

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Is the gut microbiome a potential cause and therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis?

Wednesday

 

MSNZ welcomes consultation period for Tysabri and Gilenya

 

We will fund introduction of cancer drugs denied to Northern Ireland by anomaly















New drugs available in England but not Northern Ireland that could prolong lives would not cost Stormont anything extra, according to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
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Escapologist Antony Britton in stunt at Escape for Life to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis















The Linthwaite daredevil will wow the crowds when he stages Escape for Life on Saturday at Bradford’s City Park – with money raised on the day going to charity Multiple Sclerosis.

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Biking to create a world free of MS











In 1984 I came upon a flyer promoting a bike ride that was being organized to raise money to fight a disease that I never heard of called multiple sclerosis. Upon completing the ride I had the opportunity to speak with several people about the disease and learned that Maine has one of the highest incident rates for MS in the country. I also learned that the disease had often been misdiagnosed and that there was little treatment for the afflicted.
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Charity rowers break two world records














A VICTORIAN policeman and his crew have taken less than two months to row almost 8600 kilometres across the Indian Ocean, breaking two world records in the process.
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Tuesday

 

Revolutionary device can save choking victims


























Choking is the third leading cause of accidental death in the over 65 population and the forth leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
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Loss of Cytotoxicity and Gain of Cytokine Production

 

The shocking facts about vitamin D












For years we’ve been told to cover up, stay out of the sun and slap on factor-50 sun screen. It’s become a mantra for all of us wanting to protect ourselves against skin cancer. But now some experts are admitting they got it wrong, and that overdoing the safe-sun message could be contributing to a worrying new health epidemic – vitamin D deficiency.

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High fruit and veggie diet linked to lower risk of heart disease


















Researchers have more evidence linking a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to better health outcomes.
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Scientists track origins of multiple sclerosis
















The finding, reported in the issue of journal Science Translational Medicine, tracks the origin of the autoimmune response in the lymph nodes and later its arrival in the brain, where it contributes to tissue damage that results in numbness, loss of vision, and debilitating fatigue.

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Monday

 

My only hope is stem cell op - MS mum



Celine Walsh is in the second stage of Multiple Sclerosis and doctors have told the mother they can do nothing more for her condition.
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Vitamin D – could it stop 'modern’ diseases?


















Scientists often liken the process of discovery to doing a jigsaw. At first, few pieces fit and the picture is a mystery. Then suddenly two or three pieces lock together and an image starts to take shape.
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VIDEO: Doctor Cures Her Multiple Sclerosis With Diet, Abandons Wheelchair















Dr. Terry Wahls at TEDxIowaCity
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Brian Quinn appointed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Long Island Chapter board of trustees



Brian Quinn is the center manager at St. Charles Hospital's Outpatient Rehab Network in Smithtown.
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Association of cognitive impairment with magnetic resonance imaging findings and social activities in patients with MS

Sunday

 

Crush MS launch exceeds expectations



















At the first annual Crush MS event on Aug. 2, 14 wineries poured their wines for more than 400 guests to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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VIDEO: Doctor’s Fondling Victim Grateful Physician Has Lost His License






She stood up to her doctor – a man she trusted, who she says took advantage.
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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

 

A curious observation may lead to a treatment for MS

















In science, as in many other walks of life, what is unexpected is often what is most interesting and important. The idea, first mooted in 2011 by Julian Gold of the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, that HIV infection—or maybe the drug treatment used to fight it—might protect against multiple sclerosis (MS), was certainly unexpected. Now, in a study just published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Dr Gold has confirmed his suspicion. That is interesting. It may also be important.

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TECFIDERA™, a First-Line Oral Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, Reimbursed in Alberta











Biogen Idec Canada announces today that Alberta Health will now reimburse TECFIDERA™ (dimethyl fumarate) through the Alberta Drug Benefit List (DBL). TECFIDERA™ is a first-line oral treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). TECFIDERA™ is indicated as monotherapy for the treatment of RRMS to reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations and to delay the progression of disability.
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Saturday

 

Author to speak at 'Crush MS' event

















Ronda Giancreco, author of the "The Gathering Table," will speak at the Crush MS event at Reid Family Vineyards on Aug. 2.
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Women With MS More Likely to Have Gene Mutation

 

Study: Stress Is Not Linked to MS Risk

 

Can 'Good' Cholesterol Protect Against MS?

 

Multiple sclerosis symptoms ebbing after 'liberation' therapy, man says






















Back and feeling better after a controversial and expensive surgery to help his multiple sclerosis symptoms, Darren Lovell wants to say thanks.

He just doesn't know how.

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Friday

 

Hope Parade as Oceans of Hope bids farewell to Lisbon in unique voyage to change perceptions of MS














A Hope Parade flash mob waving banners and shouting encouragement surprised the crew of Oceans of Hope as they set sail from Lisbon, Portugal, this morning on the next stage of their global voyage to change perceptions of multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Validating archetypes for the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite

 

Green Mountain Getaway 2014














The Green Mountain Getaway 2014 is a weekend long event making a difference in the thousands of lives affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
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Woman running 12 marathons in 17 days across Vancouver Island to raise money for MS














When Jacquelyn Janzen tells people about her goal of running the length of Vancouver Island— the equivalent of 12 marathons in 17 days— the reaction is often the same.
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