Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center

Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?



Research could pave way for more effective drugs to treat inflammation

Case Western Reserve professor's research could pave way to more effective drugs for inflammation
Read more »



Previous studies that had linked multiple sclerosis and vaccines may have been because of the vaccine's ability to accelerate the disease's spread without the obvious symptoms. However, it has recently been found that the vaccines do not cause/create multiple sclerosis in the patients. Scientists have researched around 4,700 people who had been vaccinated for hepatitis B (Hep B) and the human papillomavirus (HPV). It was found that these vaccines did not cause any risks of developing the disease or any other similar nervous system diseases for that matter.
Read more » Reports Substantial Potential Increase in Tax Dollars Due to Marijuana Legalization

 reports a potentially substantial increase in tax revenue due to the legalization of marijuana in numerous states on November 4.
Read more »



Stressful life-events in childhood and risk of multiple sclerosis: a Danish nationwide cohort study


Information processing speed impairment and cerebellar dysfunction in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: STUDY



Saatchi's 'Medical Innovation Bill' will benefit lawyers and charlatans, not patients

This week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backed Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill - but this Bill offers the wrong solutions to patients suffering from terrible diseases.
Read more »



Protecting us from our cells

Our immune system defends us from harmful bacteria and viruses, but, if left unchecked, the cells that destroy those invaders can turn on the body itself, causing auto-immune diseases like type-1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis.
Read more »


TV personality and veterans crusader Montel Williams makes FL medical marijuana pitch

Montel Williams, the former host of his eponymous show, has become a full-time veterans' rights crusader recently and now he's wading into Florida politics with a pitch for the medical-marijuana constitutional amendment.
Read more »



Olympics dream of Leeds sprinter with MS

Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox was rushed to hospital having had a suspected stroke aged just 23.
Read more »

Labels: ,


Comparison of self-report sleep measures for individuals with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury: STUDY



Craven County woman treats MS with diet, exercise, and faith

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a familiar enemy. Thousands of people “ride for a cure” for MS in cycling-related fundraising events every year, including one in New Bern each September.
Read more »



Improvement of drug dose calculations by classroom teaching or e-learning: a randomised controlled trial in nurses

Insufficient skills in drug dose calculations increase the risk for medication errors. Even experienced nurses may struggle with such calculations. Learning flexibility and cost considerations make e-learning interesting as an alternative to classroom teaching.
Read more »


Man With a View: Clay Walker on Why He’s in a Great Place to Have a Big Year in 2014

Clay Walker is at an interesting point in his life and career. He’s a survivor. He’s lived twice as long as doctors predicted he would when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996, and he’s lasted much longer than your average Nashville hat.
Read more »


Further Validation of the Six-Spot Step Test as a Measure of Ambulation in Multiple Sclerosis

There is preliminary evidence regarding the validity of the Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) as a promising measure of ambulatory function in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). To date, this assessment has not been subject to the same rigor and extent of psychometric evaluation as other widely-accepted measures of ambulatory (e.g., timed 25-foot walk (T25FW)).
Read more »

Labels: ,


Internal Jugular Vein Blood Flow in Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Matched Controls: STUDY





Cognitive Motor Interference Rehabilitation in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis (DUETS)

Detailed Description:
Walking and cognitive impairments are common in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Approximately 85% of persons with MS report walking as a major limitation, whereas 65% experience cognitive dysfunction.
Read more »

Labels: , ,


Complementary Therapies to Enhance Your MS Care

Managing multiple sclerosis could include vitamin D supplements, exercise, and a healthy diet. Find out more about alternative lifestyle tactics for MS.
Read more »


My medical adventure

Judi Bremer

My medical adventure began unpleasantly in 1991. I was teaching high school English at Thomasville High School, and I had been taking part in an educational conference in Atlanta. My husband joined me there for a few days of fun when the conference ended. We decided to hike up Stone Mountain when my ego was wounded because people in their sixties were leaving me behind. I was 41 at the time and thought people in their sixties were old! We then came back to Thomasville, picked up our children (then ages 15, 13, and 6) and went to Epcot for a day of exhausting fun.
Read more »


Vitamin D Level in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Could Vitamin D Level Be Routine Investigation for Multiple Sclerosis Patients? STUDY



Pop goes the sugar - Where sugar hides

Imagine 16 teaspoons of sugar lined up in front of you. Sugar-shocked? Well, that's roughly how much added sugar the average Canadian gobbles up each day from prepared or packaged foods. And each of those teaspoons of sugar contains 15 calories.
Read more »


Tecfidera-Related Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Reported

Los Angeles, CA: The first known incidence of PML, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, in a patient taking Tecfidera, has been confirmed by Biogen Idec, the maker of the new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).
Read more »

Labels: , , ,



Laboratory tests of an approved therapeutic suggest it may treat symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as type-1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Read more »


Medical marijuana debates continue

Light up or pop a pill? That is the question.
Read more »



Fatigue correlates with the decrease in parasympathetic sinus modulation induced by a cognitive challenge: STUDY



VIDEO: Fort Wayne woman makes Volunteer Hall of Fame

A woman who lives in Fort Wayne will be traveling down to Texas later this year, where she will get a national honor for her fundraising efforts.
Read more »

Labels: , ,


Veterans group donates $750 to Pedal for a Cure

STEVENS POINT – Vietnam Veterans Chapter 115 Vice President Bill Boston and President Ray Pliska presented a check for $750 on Oct. 1 to Kathy Pliska and Mark Pliska, co-chairs of the Pedal for a Cure Bicycle Run.


ON THE STAGE: Searching for Somebody, The Return of Elvis du Pisanie, MIX TAPE, and more

Tuesday marks the start of the 2014 AARDKLOP national arts festival in the oak-lined university town of Potchefstroom — and this year’s programme not only demonstrates the robustness of the Afrikaans theatre scene, but has been curated for a strong English component.
Read more »


Habitual Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy Improves Gait Kinematics and Walking Performance, but Not Patient-Reported Functional Outcomes, of People with Multiple Sclerosis who Present with Foot-Drop: STUDY


Atorvastatin calcium in combination with methylprednisolone for the treatment of multiple sclerosis relapse: STUDY



Disability discrimination in Ohio: What constitutes a disability?

An Ohio appellate court recently ruled that a job applicant with multiple sclerosis had to demonstrate that the disease substantially limited one or more major life activities for her to be considered disabled and allege disability discrimination.
Read more »



History made in the water: 88-year-old Joyce Hampton is determined to take to the water for the MS cause

Bell Leahy at last year’s MS Swimathon at Jindalee Pool.
PICTURE: Richard Walker
Read more »


MS diagnostic method under scrutiny

A new method for obtaining cerebrospinal fluid from patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) will be presented at the 11th International Congress on Multiple Sclerosis in Tehran from October 23 to 24.
Read more »


BRIEF-AB Science says DSMB recommends continuation of phase 3 masitinib study

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:34:27 GMT – * Says the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommends the continuation of the phase 3 study of masitinib in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis
Click here to read more


Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Stiff Person Syndrome - Two Cases From the Ottawa Blood and Marrow Transplant Program: STUDY



VIDEO: Dr. Timothy Vollmer - There have been significant advances in the last few years about the cause of MS

Dr. Timothy Vollmer

There appears to be several different factors. One is genetics; the disease is more prevalent in people from Northern Europe. The second one is low Vitamin D levels early in life, and possibly in in-utero, increase the risk of MS subsequently," University of Colorado Doctor Tim Vollmer said.
Read more »

Labels: , , , , ,


VIDEO: Deliberately stressing the body can suppress the immune system & may help autoimmune disorders

The video of young Dutch adults lying barefoot and bare chested in the snow, swimming in frozen ponds, and purposely hyperventilating looks more like "Jackass" than legitimate biomedical research.
Read more »



A new pathway discovered regulating autoimmune diseases

The main function of the immune system is to protect against diseases and infections. For unknown reasons our immune system attacks healthy cells, tissues and organs in a process called autoimmunity, which can result in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. There are currently no existing cures for these diseases.
Read more »


Advanced Cell Technology's Turnaround Has Near-Term Catalysts

Advanced Cell Technology (OTCQB:ACTC) has made great strides, especially in the last several months. When Paul Wotton decided to leave a secure high paying CEO position at Antares Pharma to come aboard a financially strapped company with a history of bad financing decisions it was a turning point at ACT (soon to be known as Ocata Therapeutics). There have been many exciting new developments recently, almost all of which are positive.
Read more »


Impaired Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Multiple Sclerosis: STUDY



12 Surprising Factors That Up Your Risk of MS


‘The Connection’ explores potential for mind-body medicine

PETALUMA, CA, Oct. 5, 2014 – The story is pretty straightforward. Shannon Harvey got sick, really sick, and began trying all sorts of therapies, both conventional and alternative, to get better. Then she happened to read something on Google – on page 20 of her search results, no less – that made her realize that, in her words, in order to change her health she needed to change her mind.
Read more »


Struck down - how a cruel illness has condemned a 20-year-old woman to a life of debilitating pain

FROM active 14-year-old to wheelchair-reliant at just 20, Larissa Ralph fights a constant battle against horrific pain, the main symptom of a cruel and debilitating illness.
Read more »


Learning how to prevent falls can add years

Mary Jane Anderson, 64, of Holly Hill, has multiple sclerosis, but she does not let her age or condition define her.
Read more »


Susceptibility weighted imaging helps to discriminate pediatric multiple sclerosis from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: STUDY

(Photo: Victoria Arocho for USA TODAY)
Read more »

Labels: ,



Courtney Galiano was a Knicks City Dancer and featured in 'So You Think You Can Dance' before being hit with MS but continues her lifelong pursuit: VIDEO

Courtney Galiano was dancing before she was in kindergarten, and it led her to some of the biggest stages in the world. Galiano was a Knicks City Dancer, and she was featured in So You Think You Can Dance on Fox. Then she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, the disease that her grandmother is also battling. Galiano worked with her doctor to figure out a way to keep on dancing.
Click here to see



Is Multiple Sclerosis Increasing? And if so, why?

Yup, multiple sclerosis seems to be increasing, possibly a lot. Once a rare disease, MS is now the most common neurological disorder affecting young adults of northern European descent. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 266,000 to 400,000 people currently have it.
Read more »


Evotec announces three research projects for treatment of multiple sclerosis

Evotec AG, a drug discovery and development company, has entered into three novel research projects for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, or MS, supported by research funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, or BMBF.


Autoimmune diseases such as MS might be curbed by reintroducing parasitic worms into our bodies.

Rates of autoimmune disorders—including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes—are relatively high across the developed world. According to the idea known as the “hygiene hypothesis,” there is a direct link between these high rates and Western society’s obsession with sterile, germ-free environments. Is it possible that improved hygiene, by ridding our bodies of parasitic worms (also known as helminths) and beneficial bacteria, made way for the newer problems of immune-mediated diseases?
Read more »


The vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) score: a promising tool for evaluation of brainstem involvement in multiple sclerosis

The aim of this study was to explore the role of the newly developed vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) score as a possible marker of brainstem involvement in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Interpretation of the oVEMP and cVEMP results in the form of the VEMP score enables better evaluation of brainstem involvement than either of these evoked potentials alone and correlates well with disability.
Click here to read original article



Multiple sclerosis and seizures: incidence and prevalence over 40 years: STUDY

Go to Newer News Go to Older News