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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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Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Medically active substances are normally distributed via the blood - either directly by injection into the bloodstream [Read More]

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

A SIMPLE eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma. In clinical trials, [Read More]

Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage

Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage

/About-the-Society/News/Novel-Protein-Identified-Inside-Cells-During-MS-In [Read More]

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in [Read More]

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable [Read More]