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Ottawa moving too slow on patient trials for MS treatment, patient believes

Ottawa moving too slow on patient trials for MS treatment, patient believes

Early phase patient trials for the experimental Liberation process are a waste of time, a multiple sclerosis patient says. “As far as I know, Phase 1 and Phase 2 doesn’t include the actual procedure,” said Yvonne Anderson of the Onslow area, who travelled [Read More]

‘Liberation’ clinical trial moving ahead

‘Liberation’ clinical trial moving ahead

The federal government has announced the next step in its plan to test the so-called “liberation” treatment for multiple sclerosis, while the provincial health minister said Saskatchewan is willing to participate in that project as well as forge ahead with its [Read More]

Ottawa seeks research proposals to study MS treatment

Ottawa seeks research proposals to study MS treatment

The federal government announced Friday it is ready to accept proposals from researchers who want to study an experimental treatment for people with multiple sclerosis. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the call for proposals to study the so-called liberation therapy [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]