Saturday October 21st 2017

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A painful reminder

A painful reminder

Jeff Donegan endures pain that most people couldn’t fathom. He suffers from a condition so painful–trigeminal neuralgia (TN)–that its nickname is “the suicide disease” because of what it causes some sufferers to do. “It’s the most [Read More]

Opinion: Why won’t the MS Society help people?

Opinion: Why won’t the MS Society help people?

Last night on the news, we heard that the medical profession and the MS Society turned down the “liberation” treatment that is now available to patients with multiple sclerosis. They will not even consider trials, which tells me there is no interest in helping MS people [Read More]

Altona couple prepares for “Liberation” treatment

Altona couple prepares for “Liberation” treatment

It doesn’t sound like a lot to ask. But for 30-year-old James Thiessen even his simple dreams seem out of reach. “I want to be able to play ball with my son longer than five or 10 minutes,” the Altona man said. Diagnosed with the primary processive form of [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]