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Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. There is currently no cure for MS, but there are a number of treatments that can help. Treat



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Best multiple sclerosis blogs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Multiple sclerosis blogs are both helpful and inspirational for people affected by the disease. We have selected the 10 best multiple sclerosis blogs.



Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drug

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Alemtuzumab is a highly effective drug for multiple sclerosis, approved in more than 60 countries and used by more than 12,000 patients worldwide.



Common acne medication offers new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Study results offer safe and affordable treatment option.A Canadian clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the Cumming School of...



MS vs. ALS: Differences, causes, and treatment

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

MS and ALS both affect the central nervous system, but in different ways. Learn about the key differences between the two, specific symptoms, and outlook.



Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.



Loss of spinal nerve fibres not the only cause of disability in multiple sclerosis

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It is commonly thought that in MS, the loss of axons (nerve fibres) contributes to the chronic disability found in many patients.



Relapsing-remitting MS: Alemtuzumab boosts outcomes for black patients

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A trial reveals that the drug alemtuzumab may improve outcomes for black patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who are often understudied.



Scientists step closer to finding cause of multiple sclerosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that too much of a protein called Rab32 disrupts mitochondria function, resulting in the toxicity seen in brain cells of people with MS.



Multiple sclerosis: Novel immunotherapy reverses paralysis in mice

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a way to dampen abnormal immune responses in mouse models of MS, restoring the rodents' ability to walk.



FDA approves new drug to treat multiple sclerosis

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).



Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple sclerosis, restoring limb function.



Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas...



Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Queen's University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair - a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment...



MS: Treatments to reverse myelin damage step closer with brain repair study

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study reveals that regulatory T cells not only help to control immune system but can also stimulate regrowth of myelin, which is destroyed in MS.



Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Loading red blood cells with disease-specific antigens could be a way to treat autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, mouse study finds.



Multiple sclerosis: New technology improves cognition

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new trial tests the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on people with multiple sclerosis.



Multiple sclerosis: Stem cell transplantation may halt disease progression

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Almost half of patients with MS experienced no disease progression in the 5 years after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, study reveals.



Anti-cell death agent a potential treatment for vision loss associated with MS

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PDT

A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new study by...



Five Important Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn five important facts about multiple sclerosis. These include its causes, severity, diagnosis, and how to prevent and treat it.



Symptoms and Signs of MS in Women

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the symptoms of multiple sclerosis that are specific to women. What are the causes and possible risk factors of MS for women?



Multiple sclerosis: 'Resetting' immune system may achieve long-term remission

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A small clinical trial reveals that over two thirds of patients with multiple sclerosis have been in remission for 5 years after stem cell transplantation.



What Tests Are Used to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis?

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the different tests that are available and may be used to diagnose MS. When should someone see a doctor and what treatments may be applicable?



Primary Progressive MS: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is primary progressive MS and how might it differ from other forms of multiple sclerosis? Learn about its symptoms and outlook here.



Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis? Learn about lifestyle tips for those with RRMS, including diet, exercise, and stress management.



Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that currently has no cure. Learn how MS changed the lifestyles of some famous faces and what life is like after diagnosis.