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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: Ancient diseases may be at root of MS inflammation

May 14, 2019

Discovery may one day pave the way for management of MS using small molecules that inhibit chromatin modification enzymes.
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Study finds new culprit for MS relapses

May 09, 2019

The new study may help answer the question of why remissions happen.
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Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

April 19, 2019

Discovery, if proven in clinical trials, would offer myelin repair with minimal side effects and efficient delivery.
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Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

April 18, 2019

This discovery might explain how vitamin D regulates immune reactions that have been implicated in MS.
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Body mass index may play a role in MS progression

April 15, 2019

Bad dietary habits may have pronounced deleterious effect on patients with MS
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Study of MS patients shows 18 percent misdiagnosed

April 09, 2019

Researchers hope that the results of this study will help improve diagnostic procedures
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Study shows no link between minerals and MS risk

April 05, 2019

The minerals studied were zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and copper.
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Dose-finding study in relapsing MS seeks participants

March 29, 2019

Sanofi Genzyme is seeking recruits for a Phase II clinical trial.
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FDA approves Mavenclad, new oral drug to treat MS

March 29, 2019

FDA approves Mavenclad (cladribine) to treat relapsing MS
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Study: Ancient diseases may be at root of MS inflammation

May 14, 2019

Discovery may one day pave the way for management of MS using small molecules that inhibit chromatin modification enzymes.
Learn more

Study finds new culprit for MS relapses

May 09, 2019

The new study may help answer the question of why remissions happen.
Learn more

Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

April 19, 2019

Discovery, if proven in clinical trials, would offer myelin repair with minimal side effects and efficient delivery.
Learn more

Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

April 18, 2019

This discovery might explain how vitamin D regulates immune reactions that have been implicated in MS.
Learn more

Body mass index may play a role in MS progression

April 15, 2019

Bad dietary habits may have pronounced deleterious effect on patients with MS
Learn more

Study of MS patients shows 18 percent misdiagnosed

April 09, 2019

Researchers hope that the results of this study will help improve diagnostic procedures
Learn more

Study shows no link between minerals and MS risk

April 05, 2019

The minerals studied were zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and copper.
Learn more

Dose-finding study in relapsing MS seeks participants

March 29, 2019

Sanofi Genzyme is seeking recruits for a Phase II clinical trial.
Learn more

FDA approves Mavenclad, new oral drug to treat MS

March 29, 2019

FDA approves Mavenclad (cladribine) to treat relapsing MS
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FDA approves Mayzent, new oral drug to treat MS

March 27, 2019

FDA approves Mayzent, a new oral drug to treat relapsing MS.
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BMI, but not age at puberty, tied to MS risk

March 22, 2019

If so, this could be another important reason for public health initiatives to focus on lowering obesity rates.
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Study: MS may not worsen after pregnancy after all

March 18, 2019

Researchers said this shows that women with MS today can have children, breastfeed and resume their treatment without experiencing an increased risk of relapses during the postpartum period.
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Noncontrast MRI is effective in monitoring MS patients

March 14, 2019

The findings support the possibility that contrast enhancement can be omitted from routine follow-up scans.
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Soda, sugar-sweetened drinks linked to more severe MS symptoms

March 12, 2019

The study found that participants who consumed the largest amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages were five times more likely to have severe disability than people who seldom drank sugar-sweetened beverages.
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Cocoa may help curb fatigue typically associated with MS

March 08, 2019

Researchers suggest cocoa may offer an easy, safe approach to the persistent symptom, if confirmed.
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Researchers identify how metabolites target T cells to treat MS

March 01, 2019

The discovery could lead to novel, more specific, and more effective MS therapies.
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Study links MS disability progression to income, education

February 27, 2019

The findings paint a clearer picture of the way that wealth and education might affect patients with MS.
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Study: Chloroindazole compounds show promise as treatments 

February 25, 2019

New compounds offer the protective effects of estrogen without the unpleasant side effects
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