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Canadian researcher likens controversial MS treatment to faith healing

Canadian researcher likens controversial MS treatment to faith healing

A member of an expert group advising the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) about the effectiveness of a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis has likened it to faith healing.   Dr. Barry Rubin, medical director of the Toronto General [Read More]

MS Awareness Month Sparks Liberation Treatment Debate

MS Awareness Month Sparks Liberation Treatment Debate

With May being deemed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, the debate over whether or not to offer liberation treatment to Canadian MS patients has resurfaced.  The treatment is meant to cure the disease by widening the veins of MS patients to allow brain messages to be [Read More]

Vascular Expert Supports FDA Warning about Experimental Therapy for MS Patients

Vascular Expert Supports FDA Warning about Experimental Therapy for MS Patients

An internationally acclaimed expert in endovascular treatments supports the Food and Drug Administration’s warning about the dangers of an experimental therapy for multiple sclerosis and calls for FDA approved clinical trials to study the connection. Barry Katzen, M.D., [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]