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Desperate MS patient seeks surgery

Desperate MS patient seeks surgery

To escape “hell,” Pam Lozon is willing to face the risk. Plagued by multiple sclerosis — now unable to play with her son or enjoy the touch of his hair on her skin — Lozon believes her “last hope” is a controversial and unproven procedure. With the help of her [Read More]

Benoit pushes MS assistance

Benoit pushes MS assistance

Additional resources and assistance for people with Multiple Sclerosis may soon be on the way as a new motion on MS makes its way through the House of Commons. Vegreville-Wainwright MP Leon Benoit’s private members bill had its first hour of debate in parliament at [Read More]

Technology at U of A giving hope to MS patients

Technology at U of A giving hope to MS patients

There are at least 11,000 Albertans living with MS, which affects each one of them differently, with symptoms ranging from dizziness to difficulty walking. And while the progression of the disease is unpredictable, a local research team is hoping to make the future a bit [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]