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Health minister tries to block bill backing controversial MS therapy

Health minister tries to block bill backing controversial MS therapy

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has sparked anger by aggressively opposing a private member’s bill that would accelerate clinical trials of so-called liberation therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. The private member’s bill, sponsored by Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan, [Read More]

Application closes for MS Liberation treatment study in New York

Application closes for MS Liberation treatment study in New York

For hundreds Multiple Sclerosis patients in Saskatchewan the next few months will be spent waiting. On Friday, February 24 the deadline closed for the provincially funded MS Liberation Treatment trial in Albany, New York. The government received 682 applications to be part [Read More]

MS trial in Saskatchewan attracts nearly 700 patients

MS trial in Saskatchewan attracts nearly 700 patients

Saskatchewan multiple sclerosis patients hoping to take part in a clinical trial of a controversial treatment may soon get a call from the ministry of health. But only around 10 per cent of those who applied will actually get that call. Deb Jordan, a ministry spokeswoman, [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]