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GeNeuro, Servier partner to develop drug......

GeNeuro, Servier partner to develop drug for causal factor of multiple sclerosis

Switzerland-based GeNeuro has partnered with France-based Servier to develop and market GNbAC1 in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

GNbAC1 is said to be the first drug being developed to address a causal factor of the disease, and holds the potential to radically change the way MS patients are treated...... Read More -
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Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.

The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored...... Read More -
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iconquerms - patient driven research

A couple of blogs I read (Wheelchair Kamikaze, ActiveMSers) recently posted on this new site aimed at unlocking the cure for MS via patient surveys. Seems like a neat idea and worth our time. Here is a link:
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Children with MS have lower brain volumes

Brain volumes in children with multiple sclerosis (MS) were smaller than in those without the disease due to a lack of age-expected brain growth and progressive atrophy, researchers reported.

Using longitudinal MRI data from patients with relapsing-remitting MS onset prior to age 18, Berengere Aubert-Broche, PhD, of McGill University in Montreal and colleagues noted that "significant group and age interactions were found with the adjusted models fitting brain volumes and normalized thalamus volumes (P<0.10-4)." They ...
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Compound decreases effects of multiple sclerosis..

Researchers identify chemical compound that decreases effects of multiple sclerosis

Given such debilitating effects of MS, an aggressive search is on among scientists to find a cure for MS. Currently available therapies are only partially effective, however, in preventing the onset of permanent disability in MS patients. What would be immensely helpful is a drug that could minimize the degeneration of axons, thus reducing the rate and degree of MS progression. Better still would be ...
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Baclofen and Gabapentin combination

I'm secondary-progressive with moderate+ spasticity and have been taking Baclofen for 3+ years now.

I'm on a pretty high dose of Baclofen. During the week (when I'm up for 17+ hours) I take 65 mg split into 4 doses; on the weekend (when I sleep more) I take 60 mg split into 3 doses. I know that the recommended maximum/day is around 80 mg.

The Baclofen keeps things under control most of the time, but ...
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How to afford medication if on Medicare?

Just a quick question:

My mother is currently taking Tecfidera (240mg CAPS) twice daily (among other medications) for her MS. I'm trying to help her find a Medicare plan online that will cover her medicine without it costing an arm and a leg every month. She is unemployed (thanks to her MS) and single.

As some of you may know, Tecfidera prices are insane. And many Medicare plans I've researched online have her paying over ...
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Waking up terrified, gasping for breath, afraid of being alo


I am 33 y.o., officially dx'd with RRMS in 2008. I am currently physically active, not taking any medication, only vitamins D and B. My biggest problems are emotional (they started long ago but nobody knew about MS at the time). Right now I am often unable to sleep - waking up in the middle of the night in panic, terror, feelings of shortness of breath, urge to get out of the house and ...
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Progressive MS and the Spine

Progressive MS originates in poor Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) circulation in the spine. I’ve come to this conclusion following a recent personal experience which occurred while studying the subject. It would follow that tampering with the veins through angioplasty would be ineffective and perhaps even harmful should treatment damage the veins. The known outcomes of angioplasty treatment for CCSVI imply that among the one third enjoying marked improvement the primary problem lay in venous brain blood ...
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