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3 hrs ago | Canberra City News

Brave Irene battles on

JUST weeks before Irene Elliott was due to travel to India for a high-risk treatment for her advanced multiple sclerosis, she received the news that the treatment was no longer available. "It was devastating, but what was even worse was that around the same time I suffered an unbelievably severe MS attack.

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7 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Relearning how to play in the Paralympic Experience

The Paralympic Experience will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St. "People with disabilities may not realize that they can still get out there and participate in sports. Adaptive sports are not being offered in the community," said Scott Reavis, chair of the Alamance County Mayors Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

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Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, Spinal Cord Injuries, Medicine, Health

11 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Scientists link slowed processing speed with executive deficits in MS

Kessler Foundation researchers have published a study supporting the role of slowed processing speed in the executive deficits found in individuals with multiple sclerosis . "Does slowed processing speed account for executive deficits in multiple sclerosis? Evidence from neuropsychological performance and structural neuroimaging," was published online ahead of print on August 18 by Rehabilitation Psychology .

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12 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Raising awareness and empowering those living with MS

Research shows there are many benefits of physical activity for patients with MS. According to their web site Oceans of Hope is the first ever circumnavigation crewed by people with multiple sclerosis and will emphasize ability instead of disability.

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20 hrs ago | CiteULike

MRI of the corpus callosum in multiple sclerosis: association with disability

Inflammatory demyelination and axon damage in the corpus callosum are prominent features of multiple sclerosis and may partially account for impaired performance on complex tasks. The objective of this article was to characterize quantitative callosal MRI abnormalities and their association with disability.

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22 hrs ago | CiteULike

Fibrinogen-induced perivascular microglial clustering is required for ...

Blood-brain barrier disruption, microglial activation and neurodegeneration are hallmarks of multiple sclerosis. However, the initial triggers that activate innate immune responses and their role in axonal damage remain unknown.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Star

Hunter Region MS fund-raising Branch gains volunteers

MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferers across the Hunter have been guaranteed ongoing local support with the continuation of the region's fund-raising branch. MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferers across the Hunter have been guaranteed ongoing local support with the continuation of the region's fund-raising branch.

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The Times of Israel

After 'conquering' paraplegia, ReWalk to target MS, palsy

With its successful IPO last week, ReWalk , the company behind the Israeli-developed exoskeleton system designed to help paraplegics walk, is ready to go to market. But that's not all.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Walk in Sturbridge to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis

Residents of Sturbridge and surrounding communities will come together Sept. 20, for Walk MS, presented by Biogen Idec.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Sturbridge, MA, Biotech, Biogen Idec, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Charitable Organizations

Weekend

3 Surprising Things That Can Affect Multiple Sclerosis

There are quite a few studies that have suggested that surprising factor can influence a person's risk of multiple sclerosis. Viruses.

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Sacramento Today

Multiple Sclerosis: Sleep Disorders Widely Undiagnosed

In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis , researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. Conducted in over 2,300 individuals in Northern California with multiple sclerosis, the large, population-based study found that, overall, more than 70 percent of participants screened positive for one or more sleep disorders.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, UC Davis

Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC Action News

Found ring couple renews vows

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla - It's a love story come full circle and a commitment anew, with an Indiana couple renewing their vows on St. Pete Beach right behind the Tradewinds resort on Sunday morning. ABC Action News first brought you Bart and Rachel Naylor's love story several months ago, when an engraved "Bart & Rachel" ring washed up along the beach.

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Nature Neuroscience

Electrophysiologist / Neurobiologist

The successful candidate will work on a project to examine the role of endogenous progenitor population or a project to examine cognitive and memory dysfunction in therapy-induced remyelination, using a combination of cell fate mapping, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, and behavioral analysis in 2 different mouse models of multiple sclerosis . Our research goals are to understand neurodegeneration and characterize the ability of therapeutic drugs to repair and restore axon function.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Reuters

Sanofi aims to grow Genzyme unit with new drugs and acquisitions

Sanofi rare disease unit Genzyme hopes to become a leader in the multiple sclerosis field with the help of new products developed in-house but also through acquisitions, senior Genzyme executives told Reuters. The Cambridge, Massachusetts company is confident in the commercial success of its two MS drugs Lemtrada and Aubagio and is "very active" in its hunt for external growth, Bill Sibold, the head of Genzyme's MS franchise, told Reuters.

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The American Journal of Managed Care

The Power of Treating Patients as Partners in MS Clinical Research

As a medium, the internet neither helps nor harms in multiple sclerosis care - what matters is how clinicians and patients engage in that medium, according to Paul Wicks, PhD, vice president of Innovation at PatientsLikeMe. His company is a Patient Powered Research Network, which are becoming increasingly common, he explained during his session at the 2014 ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Joint Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The American Journal of Managed Care

Making Treatment Decisions When There Is an Abundance of Options

Despite the benefit of having more choices than ever before to treat patients with multiple sclerosis , the abundance of options has led to more complexity, according to speakers at the 2014 ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Joint Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. In the 1980s just 1 option had been available, but there are currently 12 that patients and providers need to choose between when creating a treatment plan for individuals with MS.

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Brain.oxfordjournals.org

Corrigendum

John F. Kurtzke. Epidemiology in multiple sclerosis: a pilgrim's progress. Brain 2013: 136; 2904-17; doi:10.1093/brain/awt220.

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GNIF Brain Blogger

How Temperature Affects People With Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disorder that presents with myriad of symptoms. The disease causes physical as well as emotional changes in the patients.

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Brain.oxfordjournals.org

Intrathecal somatic hypermutation of IgM in multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammation

Intrathecal oligoclonal bands of the cerebrospinal fluid are considered the most important immunological biomarkers of multiple sclerosis. They typically consist of clonally expanded IgG antibodies that underwent affinity maturation during sustained stimulation by largely unknown antigens.

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Post Register

Idaho Falls Walk MS 2014 scheduled Sept. 20

Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com Brandy Jo Furniss, left, and Susan Miller organize their table during a bake sale to raise money for the Walk MS event Wednesday at Mountain View Hospital. Walk MS will be held Sept.

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Related Topix: Idaho Falls, ID, Medicine, Health, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Charitable Organizations

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