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Cognitive decline continues in primary progressive MS

New functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies appear to show higher lesion counts and greater lesion volumes exist in primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) patients who are cognitively impaired when compared with patients with preserved cognition, researchers report...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/cognitive-decline-continues-primary-progressive-ms-211016
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My name is Miyabe and I'm a PhD candidate completing the IMPACT fellowship at MIT. My research topic focuses on developing new drug therapies for MS and I really want to touch base with as many patients as possible about their experiences using the current approved drug therapies.

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Drugs or no drugs? It's more difficult than I thought.

This very question has been ruling my mind as of late. Iv read posts on both. Done a lot of research on the drugs available to me. I'm still on the fence with this one. It seems some of the side effects sound worse than how I'm feeling. And how is a drug approved by the FDA when they can't even say how it works? Some will say they've been on a certain drug for ...
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What's my drug of choice?

So my insurance covers 5 ms drugs. Avonex, copaxone, plegridy, tecfidera, and gilenya. I'm a first timer and not sure what to expect. Any suggestions? Also I am jc positive! Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Selective manipulation of specific receptors...

Mouse experiments with compounds having opposite actions on two receptors for tumour necrosis factor (TNF) — a key factor in neurodegeneration — explains why earlier trials of TNF blockers in multiple sclerosis (MS) went wrong, and paves the way for more selective drugs targeting the system to stop MS neurodegeneration...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/selective-manipulation-specific-receptors-may-pave-way-new-ms-therapies-141016
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Laquinimod shows 'promise as possible Progressive MS TX'...

Laquinimod shows 'promise as possible Progressive MS treatment' in mouse study

The experimental therapy laquinimod was seen to prevent the start of harmful immune responses and to disrupt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a mouse model of the disease. This finding may be especially promising, as the treatment is being developed for people with both relapsing MS and its rarer progressive form, for which no treatment currently exists...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/laquinimod-shows-promise-possible-progressive-ms-treatment-mouse-study-131016
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Running ‘could help prevent Multiple Sclerosis’

Running could one day help prevent Multiple Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study which found that exercise releases a molecule which repairs the brain. Using mice, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps to heal myelin – the protective coating that surrounds and insulates nerve fibres...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/running-%E2%80%98could-help-prevent-multiple-sclerosis%E2%80%99-121016
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The viral theory is not dead

The MRZH reaction was a test in which antibodies against viruses of Measles, Rubella, varicella Zoster or Herpes was shown. It was shown that it happened with a higher frequency in MS than any other chronic disease.

It was showing only 67% specificity, much less than other tests like oligoclonal bands, but a new article points out that these two tests are not alternative but complementary, being able to diagnose 97% of cases, including non-european ...
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