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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Fingolimod in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

July 6, 2015 — Based on new analyses conducted by the drug manufacturer, an advantage can be determined in two instead of only one patient group for the use of Fingolimod in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. ... read more

Autoimmunity: New Immunoregulation and Biomarker

June 12, 2015 — Clinicians have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple ... read more

Unique Bacterial Fingerprint Identified in Systemic Sclerosis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have a unique bacterial signature in their colon, when compared with healthy people. These findings suggest that changes in ... read more

People With Multiple Sclerosis May Have Double the Risk of Dying Early

May 27, 2015 — New research suggests people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have double the risk of dying early compared to people without MS, with those younger than 59 at a three times higher ... read more

Discovery of a Treatment to Block the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

May 20, 2015 — A drug that could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis may soon be developed thanks to a new ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Scientists Identify Cause of Movement, Balance Problems

May 19, 2015 — New research into the causes of the excessive inflammation that drives multiple sclerosis has identified a faulty 'brake' within immune cells, a brake that should be controlling the ... read more

Antiviral Compound May Protect Brain from Pathogens, West Nile Virus, Study Shows

May 15, 2015 — An antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens, researchers have found. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, scientists showed that interferon-lambda tightens the ... read more

New Gene Implicated in Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity

May 14, 2015 — A new study reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient's likelihood of responding to interferon-beta. The study also presents evidence that the affected gene, ... read more

US Clinics Avoiding Government Oversight of 'Stem Cell' Treatments

May 1, 2015 — Clinics across the United States are advertising stem cell treatments that attempt to take advantage of what they perceive as exceptions in FDA regulations, according to ... read more

Cytokine May Play Major Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 29, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by immune cells that activate a cascade of chemicals in the brain, attacking and degrading the insulation that keeps neuronal signals moving. These chemicals, called ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production of a certain type of immune cell linked to inflammation and ... read more

Alarming Rise in Cost of MS Drugs Over Past Two Decades

Apr. 24, 2015 — A new study shows an 'alarming rise' over the last 20 years in the costs of drugs used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis or reduce the frequency of attacks. A substantial ... read more

Protein Identified That Serves as a 'Brake' on Inflammation

Apr. 21, 2015 — A protein has been identified that offers a new focus for developing targeted therapies to tame the severe inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis, colitis and other autoimmune ... read more

What Happens When Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stop Taking Their Medication?

Apr. 21, 2015 — We know a lot about what happens when therapy is started with MS patients, but we know very little about what happens when therapy is stopped. A new international, multi-site study found that almost ... read more

Extending Natalizumab Up to 8 Weeks Shown Safe and Effective in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis, Report Says

Apr. 20, 2015 — Extending the dose of natalizumab from four weeks up to eight weeks was shown to be well-tolerated and effective in patients, and resulted in no cases of the potentially fatal side effect progressive ... read more

Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new ... read more

Experimental Drug May Repair Nerve Damage in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a new ... read more

Study of Processing Speed Impact on Cognitive Training

Apr. 10, 2015 — Treatment with the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) may be affected by processing speed, researchers report. mSMT is a 10-session cognitive intervention protocol shown to improve new learning ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Could Benefit from Brain Boost Study

Apr. 6, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis patients could one day benefit from treatments that boost their brain function, a study suggests. Increasing the activity of neurons could be beneficial in people with the disease, ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome have been discovered, providing insights into the basis for cognitive ... read more

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