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The world of MS information changes rapidly. Breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms of MS, its cause, and its treatment come at a rapid pace. And there's so much to know just about managing the disease in your daily life! 

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Study: Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for people with MS

January 22, 2021

The study involved autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants, which use healthy blood stem cells from the participant’s own body to replace diseased cells.
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Study suggests compound protects myelin, nerve fibers

January 20, 2021

The discovery could be important in treating or preventing the progression of MS. 
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Treating multiple sclerosis in mice with an mRNA vaccine

January 12, 2021

The ability to quickly produce mRNA vaccines containing the code for an individual's own antigens may point the way to creating personalized autoimmune disease treatments, the researchers suggest.
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Study: Medication may improve thinking skills in advanced MS

December 18, 2020

People with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis who took the drug siponimod for one to two years had improved cognitive processing speed compared to those who did not take the drug.
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COVID-19 Vaccines and MS

December 11, 2020

A message from MS Focus Senior Medical Advisor Ben Thrower.
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Researchers conducting photographic chronic health and disaster study

December 01, 2020

This information will help researchers understand more about the lived experience of individuals navigating disaster recovery and how to best promote health during future disasters.
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Researchers seek participants for online psychological support study

November 10, 2020

The study’s findings will be used to inform the development of a psychological intervention for people with MS.
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Anti-inflammatory therapy slows MS progression in mice

October 30, 2020

Researchers showed delivering an anti-inflammatory drug to mice helped prevent damage to brain cells, effectively slowing the progression of the disease.
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Researchers seek participants for tele-exercise study

October 28, 2020

This study will examine how effective seated Zoom exercise classes are for a person with CNI for addressing cardiovascular health, physical wellness, and quality of life.
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Study: Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for people with MS

January 22, 2021

The study involved autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants, which use healthy blood stem cells from the participant’s own body to replace diseased cells.
Learn more

Study suggests compound protects myelin, nerve fibers

January 20, 2021

The discovery could be important in treating or preventing the progression of MS. 
Learn more

Treating multiple sclerosis in mice with an mRNA vaccine

January 12, 2021

The ability to quickly produce mRNA vaccines containing the code for an individual's own antigens may point the way to creating personalized autoimmune disease treatments, the researchers suggest.
Learn more

Study: Medication may improve thinking skills in advanced MS

December 18, 2020

People with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis who took the drug siponimod for one to two years had improved cognitive processing speed compared to those who did not take the drug.
Learn more

COVID-19 Vaccines and MS

December 11, 2020

A message from MS Focus Senior Medical Advisor Ben Thrower.
Learn more

Researchers conducting photographic chronic health and disaster study

December 01, 2020

This information will help researchers understand more about the lived experience of individuals navigating disaster recovery and how to best promote health during future disasters.
Learn more

Researchers seek participants for online psychological support study

November 10, 2020

The study’s findings will be used to inform the development of a psychological intervention for people with MS.
Learn more

Anti-inflammatory therapy slows MS progression in mice

October 30, 2020

Researchers showed delivering an anti-inflammatory drug to mice helped prevent damage to brain cells, effectively slowing the progression of the disease.
Learn more

Researchers seek participants for tele-exercise study

October 28, 2020

This study will examine how effective seated Zoom exercise classes are for a person with CNI for addressing cardiovascular health, physical wellness, and quality of life.
Learn more

Study IDs risk factors for unemployment in people with MS

October 27, 2020

A new study of employment and multiple sclerosis compared two groups of individuals with MS – those 'at risk' and 'not at risk' – for unemployment, examining the influences of multiple factors on the likelihood of staying in the workplace.
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Cytokine-protein combo may offer treatment for MS

October 21, 2020

The therapy showed few negative side effects, and researchers will next formally study the toxicity of the therapy in hopes of eventually moving it to human clinical trials.
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Researchers seeking recruits for survey focusing on experiences in accessing mental health treatment

October 09, 2020

The information gathered from the survey is important in helping the researchers identify ways to make access to mental health care easier for families.
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Study: Pregnancy may delay onset of MS symptoms by more than three years

September 30, 2020

Researchers suggest pregnancy could reduce the abnormal over-activity of the immune system that causes MS, potentially long-term.
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Survey: COVID-19 has minimal emotional effect for people with progressive MS

September 22, 2020

Findings from a COVID Impact Survey administered during lockdown showed minimal changes in depression, anxiety, and quality of life, and in the impact of MS symptomatology on activities of daily living.
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Cashew shell compound appears to mend damaged nerves

September 03, 2020

The report includes a range of new findings that point to potential therapeutic use of anacardic acid for demyelinating diseases.
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Study: Childhood obesity could increase MS risk

September 03, 2020

Researchers project childhood and adolescent obesity will contribute up to 14 percent of overall risk of MS in 2035.
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Study suggests protein may be linked to myelin sheath restoration

August 25, 2020

Researchers were able to regenerate damaged myelin sheaths in mice by treating them with the active substance theophylline.
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FDA approves Kesimpta

August 21, 2020

Kesimpta is the first B-cell therapy that can be self-administered once monthly at home via the Sensoready autoinjector pen.
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