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NICE deems daclizumab cost effective to treat MS patients

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has announced daclizumab as a cost effective treatment for people with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS)...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/nice-deems-daclizumab-cost-effective-treat-ms-patients-170317
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Caution on stem cell clinics

Doctors say Florida stem cell clinic left 3 women blind
NEW YORK — Three women were left nearly or totally blind by a vision treatment at a stem cell clinic, in what doctors call a dramatic illustration of how risky such clinics can be

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stem-cell-treatment-blinded-three-women-florida/

OK these women were being treated for macular degeneration not MS. But the point is that there are unscrupulous clinics that can put you at risk . Be careful before opting ...
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Why does multiple sclerosis only affect human primates?

Here is an interesting article that I have found:

http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blog ... -this.html

BACKGROUND:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) develops exclusively in humans. Non-human primates are resistant against MS, although they are highly susceptible to the MS animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Unravelling of the cause(s) underlying this discrepancy is highly relevant as insights might be gained into the elusive event(s) that trigger(s) MS. A well-established difference between the human primate ...
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Russia develops cost effective MS drug

A new drug, which has been developed to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), is reportedly being produced by Pharmasyntez and is currently undergoing clinical studies in Russia. According to an official spokesperson for Veronika Skvortsova, minister of health, who spoke with The Pharma Letter, the drug is set to appear on the market after 2020 and be less expensive than other similar treatments already available...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/russia-develops-cost-effective-ms-drug-160317
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new biomarker: Neurofilament light chain

As of today there is no universally accepted biomarker. Maybe this will be the first one.

Neurofilament light chain in cerebrospinal fluid and prediction of disease activity
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 13274/full

Results

In a logistic regression analysis model, NFL in CSF at baseline emerged as the best predictive marker, correctly classifying 93% of patients who showed evidence of disease activity during 2 years of follow-up and 67% of patients who ...
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Teachers with MS

Hello all! I am a 4th grade teacher who was just recently diagnosed. My question is.... did you tell your students about MS? I feel like I should tell them simply because they know I have been through a gamut amount of testing in the last few weeks. I have told my principal and she has been very generous with helping getting coverage for classes, so I do not have to take off. I was ...
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Help! Recently diagnosed. Now what?

Hello all, I got the dreaded phone call yesterday that my lumbar puncture came back positive for MS. It took me by surprise because at my last neuro appt. the doctors said they did not suspect MS. I feel like I am completely overwhelmed and obviously in a bit of denial. I go back for an appt on Friday with a MS specialist. I am a mom, 34 years old and a 4th grade teacher. ...
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New MS diagnosis

Hello everyone, glad to have found this website.
I am a 28 years old male, and i was diagnosed with MS 2 days ago, its the first time i hear about it , i started my treatment today , solu medrol infusion .
I have no idea what to expect and how that would affect my life and my work.
Doctors gave me a general idea , nothing clear yet though.
Its almost 2 AM ...
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Scientists discover key cells for brain repair

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/scientists-discover-key-cells-brain-repair-140317
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Drug shows promise for relapse remitting MS

Apitope, a drug discovery and development company, has revealed ATX-MS-1467 reduced the number and volume of brain lesions with a promising safety profile in relapse remitting MS (RRMS) patients...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/drug-shows-promise-relapse-remitting-ms-130317
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