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Industry News for MS (INforMS)
Monday, January 9, 2017
CMSC INforMS: Template Improves Quality of Report on MRI for Multiple Sclerosis »
Use of a standardized template for reporting of brain magnetic resonance images (MRIs) in patients with multiple sclerosis...
Sunday, December 25, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Ocrelizumab Shown Effective Against Relapsing, Progressive Forms Of Multiple Sclerosis »
The drug ocrelizumab was found effective in the treatment of multiple sclerosis in three different large-scale, multi-cent...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
CMSC INforMS: 21st Century Cures Act Expected to Bring Real Change to MS Patients’ Lives »
President Obama’s signing of the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 13 is expected to bring real change to those living with m...
Saturday, December 10, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Multiple Sclerosis - Better Ways to Test Diet Changes »
Will a Mediterranean-style, non-dairy, low-carb diet improve symptoms for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)? Helpin...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Imbalances in Brain Microbiota May Be Behind Demyelination in MS, Study Says »
Alterations in microorganisms in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients could contribute to underlying disease mec...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Calls for Abstracts for 2017 Annual Meeting »
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is inviting researchers and healthcare professionals to submit abstr...
Monday, December 5, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth May Influence MS Risk in Adults, Study Suggests »
The risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life may be higher for babies born with low levels of vitamin D ,...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
CMSC INforMS: ICER Releases Draft Report on Disease-modifying Therapies for MS, Welcomes Comment »
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review ( ICER ) has released a Draft Evidence Report evaluating the comparative...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
CMSC INforMS: UV Light May Lead Way to New Treatment for MS and Inflammation »
Researchers have found a way to harness inflammation with the help of ultraviolet (UV) light, making it possible to design...
Monday, November 21, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Acorda to Discontinue Dalfampridine for Treatment of Post-Stroke Walking Difficulties »
ARDSLEY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR ) today announced that the MILESTONE clinical stu...
Monday, November 14, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Genentech Results from Survey that shows Everyday Impact of Unpredictable MS Symptoms »
Jesse met his wife at a college dance. When they first started dating, she told him that she had multiple sclerosis (MS),...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Men & Women Seen to Differ in Genetic Susceptibility to MS & Its Progression in Study »
Researchers in Russia found for a first time an association between variants in GAL, a gene that codes for the galanin pro...
Monday, November 7, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Immune System May Harbor Natural Way of Fighting MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases »
A variant in the TYK2 gene, which encodes an immune system protein, may work to protect people from autoimmune disorders...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Posture Difficulties in MS Linked to Areas of Nervous System Most Damaged by Disease »
Posture control is a complex skill, requiring different areas of the nervous system to work well and to work together — bu...
Monday, October 24, 2016
CMSC INforMS: ‘Rare’ Molecule in Immune System Is Common and May Be Part of What Goes Wrong in MS »
Researchers have discovered that a type of immune molecule — called “spliced epitopes,” once believed to be very rare &nbs...
Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMSC INforMS: Selective Manipulation of Specific Receptors May Pave Way for New MS Therapies »
Mouse experiments with compounds having opposite actions on two receptors for TNF (tumor necrosis factor) — a key factor i...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMSC INforMS: Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could Reverse Physical Symptoms »
A drug that treats relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis - a form of multiple sclerosis that accounts for around 85 perce...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Multiple Sclerosis Research Finds Running 'Could Help Prevent' Notorious Disease »
For years, health advocates have urged the public to abandon their sedentary lifestyle and adopt a more active daily routi...
Monday, October 10, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Daclizumab approved (ZinbrytaTM) for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis »
The DECIDE trial compared daclizumab 150mg subcutaneous injection every 4 weeks with interferon (INF) beta-1a (Avonex) 30m...
Friday, October 7, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Scientists develop system for early diagnosis of Parkinson's, MS, and Alzheimer's »
Virtual reality diagnosis using a new mathematical model linked to balance can detect first signs of these disorders, it i...
Thursday, October 6, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Tysabri May Be More Effective Than Gilenya at Reducing Disease Activity in MS Patients »
An indirect comparison of results from randomized clinical trials in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis ( RRMS ) pat...
Monday, October 3, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Lifelong Exercise Doesn’t Lower the Risk of MS, Large Study in Women Reports »
In a large prospective study with validated measures of physical activity, researchers found no evidence that exercise red...
Friday, September 30, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Satisfaction with MS Therapy Influenced by Doctor-Patient Communication, Study Finds »
A study published in the BMC Neurology journal emphasized that clear and regular communication between physicians and...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
CMSC INforMS: MS More Frequent Among Females Exposed to High Levels of Copper, Study Shows »
Exposure to heavy metals and being female are associated with a higher incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
CMSC INforMS: How Tecfidera Works to Reduce MS Relapses Discovered, May Lead to Better Treatments »
How the multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) works on a molecular level has finally been uncove...
Friday, September 23, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Protein Biomarker Identified for MS May Predict Disease Severity, Treatment Response »
A newly discovered potential biomarker of multiple sclerosis (MS) may help to distinguish between people who will go on to...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Experimental drug may prevent development of multiple sclerosis in mice »
The experimental drug laquinimod may prevent the development or reduce the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
CMSC INforMS: 8 Less Common Symptoms of MS »
Multiple sclerosis (MS) results when the body’s immune system starts to attack and destroy myelin, the protecting coating...
Monday, September 12, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Can MS Be Detected by Biomarkers in the Blood? Yes, Study Says »
MicroRNAs present in the blood show promise as potential biomarkers of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests....
Saturday, September 10, 2016
CMSC INforMS: MS Diagnosis And Treatment: Scientist Challenge Study Linking Gene To The Condition »
Last June, a study came out in Neuron that a gene is responsible for multiple sclerosis . That gene has been identified a...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
CMSC INforMS: MS Treatments May Lower Levels of Immune White Blood Cells »
Multiple sclerosis patients are at risk of developing lymphopenia, or abnormally low levels of immune defense white blood...
Friday, August 19, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Blood Test Seen to Distinguish MS from Other Neurological Conditions »
Researchers at  Michigan State University suggest that a blood test can distinguish patients with multiple sclerosis...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Specific Definition of Fatigue in MS Proposed as Way to Advance Research into Symptom »
Researchers from  Colorado State University propose a new model of fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS), designed to o...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Researchers develop technology for treating multiple sclerosis with gaming cameras »
Using a gaming camera that detects movement and computer algorithms that quantify people’s walking patterns can help clini...
Sunday, August 14, 2016
CMSC INforMS: Early treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms extends diagnosis time »
Beginning multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment at the early stage of symptoms may delay the time period in which the disease...

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