Multiple Sclerosis

Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses In Ms

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Breastfeeding may be protective against postpartum relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a review and meta-analysis published online Dec. 9 in JAMA Neurology. Kristen M. Krysko, M.D., from the University of...
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Networks In Multiple Sclerosis Will Be The Focus At Americas Committee For Treatment And Research...

Approximately 1,200 researchers and clinicians are expected to attend the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) annual Forum Feb. 27-29, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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More Girls Admitted With Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 -- For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related...
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Fda Approves First Generics Of Gilenya

December 05, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved three applications for first generics of Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adult patients. “Approving safe...
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Year In Review: Multiple Sclerosis

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Multiple sclerosis (MS) news in 2019 focused largely on drugs -- new drugs, old drugs, drug costs, and treatment strategies -- but new vaccination guidelines and biomarker research also earned headlines. New Drug...
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I Have Multiple Sclerosis. Here's Why I Am Fighting For Medicare For All

Maggie Mills"So friends, family, fellow patriots," writes Mills, "please do not consider this injustice as one lesser than the other injustices you fight against on a daily basis. Consider the cruelty inflicted on the ill and disabled when we are...
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Ms Drug Execs Tell All; Apoe And Delirium; Brains In Space

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Competitors' prices, not drug development costs, dictated initial prices of multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs, former pharma leaders told Oregon Health & Science University researchers. (Neurology) The investigational...
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Medical News Today: Study Shows The Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis Can Be Slowed

New research in mice finds that blocking a key molecule can slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. The findings pave the way for new treatments.
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Politics And Cognitive Testing; Opioid Tapering; Down Syndrome Tx Idea

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Trump, Biden, Sanders, Warren: a simple cognitive test could tell who remains fit for office. (The Atlantic) The National Multiple Sclerosis Society called out Biogen on the price of its newly approved diroximel fumarate...
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Menactrims Guidelines For Multiple Sclerosis Updated

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- In a revised 2019 guideline, published in the January 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, updated recommendations from the Middle East North Africa Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple...
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Many Multiple Sclerosis Patients Considering Stem Cell Transplant

FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Many multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are considering autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) as a treatment option, according to a study published in the January 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and...
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Potential Genetic Markers Of Multiple Sclerosis Severity

In a bid to determine factors linked to the most debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers say they have identified three so-called 'complement system' genes that appear to play a role in MS-caused vision loss. The researchers were...
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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Wins Big Fda Approval

Biogen and Alkermes have announced that the FDA approved Vumerity for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
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Montel Williams Opens Up About His First Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

Nearly 2.3 million people are estimated to be living with multiple sclerosis around the world, but when Montel Williams received his official diagnosis back in 1999, not much was known about the disease.Read more...

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Scientists Find Molecular Key To Body Making Healthy T Cells

In a finding that could help lead to new therapies for immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and IBD, scientists report identifying a gene and family of proteins critical to the formation of mature and fully functioning T cells in the immune...
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Selma Blair Says Ms Battle Is Going Better Than It Appears In Public

Selma Blair says she's coping pretty well with her multiple sclerosis a year after being diagnosed, but she got choked up talking about her battle helping others. We got Selma Monday at LAX, where our camera guy told her just how big of an…

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Retinal Nerve Fiber Loss Linked To Disability In Multiple Sclerosis

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Reduction in peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness is significantly associated with physical and cognitive disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in the...
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Surprise Contributor To Multiple Sclerosis

The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure.
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Targeting Certain Rogue T Cells Prevents And Reverses Multiple Sclerosis In Mice

Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder, is known to be driven by 'helper' T cells, white blood cells that mount an inflammatory attack on the brain and spinal cord. A new study pinpoints the specific subgroup of helper T cells that cause MS, as...
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Protein Associated With Many Diseases Fully Visualized For First Time

For the first time, researchers have learned at the molecular level how the P2X7 protein receptor - which is associated with inflammation, coronary artery disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more - works. The findings could one day inspire new...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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