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Manitoban travels to Egypt for controversial treatment

Manitoban travels to Egypt for controversial treatment

A Manitoba woman has gone half-way around the world for a controversial therapy for her multiple sclerosis. Nicole Benes travelled to Egypt to undergo a treatment for a condition known CCSVI, or chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency, that a doctor has associated with [Read More]

Treatment liberating for MS sufferer

Treatment liberating for MS sufferer

Chris Alkenbrack walked down the driveway, a leash in one hand and a neon green cane in the other. A tiny pug dog at the end of the leash jumped up in friendly fashion to greet a visitor. Alkenbrack was just back from a walk along the quiet roads of Forest Hill, a hamlet [Read More]

Saskatchewan Woman Says MS Operation “Did Wonders”

Saskatchewan Woman Says MS Operation “Did Wonders”

A Rosetown, Sask., woman says she feels “150 per cent better” after receiving a much publicized, but controversial, treatment for her multiple sclerosis. “I’m a different person today than I was four weeks ago,” said Val Hoenecke, a math [Read More]

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Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of [Read More]

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

After learning that he has multiple sclerosis, Dr. Joe Robertson was in denial. Then he realized there was no other [Read More]

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Orebro University in Sweden studied the connection between concussions and multiple sclerosis. They [Read More]

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple [Read More]

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the [Read More]