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‘It’s like someone turned on a light switch,’ MS patient says

‘It’s like someone turned on a light switch,’ MS patient says

John McLaughlin may not be a new man, but he certainly feels like one. The Fredericton resident recently returned home from the Rhode Island Vascular Institute where he underwent what is commonly referred to as the “liberation treatment” for multiple sclerosis. [Read More]

Yukon moves on controversial MS trial

Yukon moves on controversial MS trial

The Yukon government will spend up to $250,000 so Yukoners with multiple sclerosis can participate in the trials of a controversial treatment for the often disabling disease, which attacks the central nervous system. The government announced last year that it intended to [Read More]

Cobourg woman to have ‘liberation’ surgery for MS

Cobourg woman to have ‘liberation’ surgery for MS

A former Cobourg resident hopes a surgery known as the ‘liberation procedure’ will relieve some of the symptoms she has battled with multiple sclerosis. Laura Scott grew up in Cobourg but now lives with her husband and three children in Bowmanville. Ms. Scott [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]