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CCSVI Society Not Impressed With Observational Study

CCSVI Society Not Impressed With Observational Study

The Grande Prairie CCSVI Society isn’t happy with the government’s move to start up an MS observational study. President Debbie Golden says the government should be moving to clinical trials to see if the CCSVI treatment is good to go in Alberta. Golden says the [Read More]

Internet study to track liberation treatment for MS patients

Internet study to track liberation treatment for MS patients

Albertans with multiple sclerosis, including those who have had the so-called “liberation” treatment to open blocked veins, are being encouraged to document their experiences online as part of a provincewide university-led study to see how both groups fare. Many of [Read More]

Alberta to announce next step in MS Initiative

Alberta to announce next step in MS Initiative

On Wednesday, Alberta’s health minister is set to outline the next step in the Alberta MS Initiative (TAMSI). CTV News has learned the initiative will include a website and an online questionnaire. Up until this point, many Canadian MS patients have been opted to [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]