It is currently Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:42 pm

News News of ThisIsMS

Site map of ThisIsMS » Forum : ThisIsMS

Welcome to the world's leading forum on Multiple Sclerosis research, support, and knowledge. For over 10 years, This is MS has provided an unbiased community dedicated to Multiple Sclerosis patients, caregivers, and affected loved ones.

Research breathes new life into MS viral theory

Research breathes new life into theory supporting possible viral etiology of multiple sclerosis

Several clusters of multiple sclerosis cases have been identified around the world, some of which have occurred in association with exposure to infectious agents, while others have suggested an influence of environmental toxins, such as heavy metals.

Although MS is likely a result of multifactorial influences, there is some evidence that viruses play a role in the disease. For example, in the ...
Read more : Research breathes new life into MS viral theory | Views : 314 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion


Scientists update recommendations on MS research

Several renowned scientists working on multiple sclerosis (MS) recently joined forces to discuss and highlight the progress and knowledge gaps related to MS research, the prospects of finding a cure for the disease, and a strategy to reduce the burden the disease places on patients.

A series of articles was published by the researchers in the February issue of the Lancet Neurology journal and stress the need for better diagnosis and MS treatments.

Authors from ...
Read more : Scientists update recommendations on MS research | Views : 337 | Replies : 3 | Forum : General Discussion


Spinal cord and retinal measures independently relate to MS

Spinal cord and retinal measures independently relate to MS disability

New research found statistically significant correlations between MRI measures of the spinal cord, optical coherence tomography measures of the retina, and clinical disability.

Two common categories of multiple sclerosis symptoms, visual and sensorimotor, are associated with lesions in the spinal cord (SC) and optic nerve. The symptoms also co-occur frequently in specific classes of demyelinating diseases such as neuromyelitis optica. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University ...
Read more : Spinal cord and retinal measures independently relate to MS | Views : 151 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion


Stem cell treatment may cut new brain lesions in MS

Stem cell treatment may cut new brain lesions in MS

Multiple sclerosis patients who had autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation had significantly fewer new lesions on MRI than those on mitoxantrone, Italian researchers have found.

In a randomized, controlled trial, CD34-positive hematopoietic cell transplant reduced the number of new T2 lesions by 79 per cent compared with mitoxantrone over a four-year study period, Giovanni Mancardi, MD, of the University of Genova in Italy, and colleagues reported ...
Read more : Stem cell treatment may cut new brain lesions in MS | Views : 177 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Stem Cells


Alkermes reports positive data on multiple sclerosis drug

Alkermes reports positive data on multiple sclerosis drug ALKS 8700

Alkermes plc has reported positive top-line data from a phase I study on its experimental MS drug, ALKS 8700. ALKS 8700 is a novel monomethyl fumarate (MMF) molecule being developed for the treatment of MS..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/emergingtherapies
Read more : Alkermes reports positive data on multiple sclerosis drug | Views : 331 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Drug Pipeline


Gilenya may be best in MS patients failing initial treatment

Switching multiple sclerosis patients with disease activity despite treatment with a first-line injectable to oral fingolimod (Gilenya) was associated with fewer relapses than switching them to another standard injectable, researchers have found.

In a study, patients on either interferons or glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) who were switched to fingolimod had a significantly lower mean annualized relapse rate than those who changed to another injectable immunomodulator, according to Tomas Kalincik, MD, PhD, of Royal Melbourne Hospital in ...
Read more : Gilenya may be best in MS patients failing initial treatment | Views : 338 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Gilenya


Pathological progression of MS documented for the first time

In a paper published in the journal Lancet Neurology, an international team of researchers from Edinburgh, Cleveland and Vienna, under the leadership of Hans Lassmann, Head of the Department of Neuroimmunology at the MedUni Vienna, has for the first time documented the pathological progress of multiple sclerosis from its early to late stage and also shown that inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes have a role to play..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/msetiology
Read more : Pathological progression of MS documented for the first time | Views : 594 | Replies : 8 | Forum : General Discussion


RE FIDING THE CAUSE OF M.S

Dear friends please read the cause of m.s
http://tischms.org/finding-cause-ms
regards
seeva
Read more : RE FIDING THE CAUSE OF M.S | Views : 286 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Regimens


Starting to really dislike doctors

I just need to vent....

I started to have symptoms back in June that lasted through the end of October. I saw my primary doctor who suspected MS so he sent me to a neurologist. The neurologist did an emg/ncv and mris of my cervical and thoracic spine (all of which were normal). Then saw my primary doctor again who thought maybe I wasn't sleeping enough and that could be causing the symptoms so he ...
Read more : Starting to really dislike doctors | Views : 534 | Replies : 31 | Forum : Undiagnosed


increasing blood flow to the brain, WITHOUT surgery

Some say CCSVI works. Others not. Many who have the surgery seem to have some initial benefit which only last a few years. Others don't have any benefit. And of course, some have long lasting positive results.

In any case, I think that most will agree that increasing blood flow to the brain is probably a good thing (whether you are sick with MS or not). I personally would not choose the surgery option unless ...
Read more : increasing blood flow to the brain, WITHOUT surgery | Views : 488 | Replies : 10 | Forum : General Discussion


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 223950 • Total topics 23333 • Total members 14765


Contact us | Terms of Service