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Latest MS research news | 07 May 2013

Unemployment in MS: utility of the MS Functional Composite and cognitive testing

This study from the US looked at different measures to determine employment status in 77 people with MS.

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Latest MS research news | 07 May 2013

Brain metabolic changes suggestive of axonal damage in radiologically isolated syndrome

This study looked at people with radiologically isolated syndrome (white matter abnormalities on MRI scan but individuals are asymptomatic) and used a particular type of MRI to measure specific metabolites within the abnormal areas of the brain as well as the normal areas.

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Latest MS research news | 07 May 2013

Increased thyroid autoimmunity among women with MS in the postpartum setting

This study showed that MS patients are more prone to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. The presence of thyroid antibodies did not increase the risk of fatigue or post pregnancy depression.

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Latest MS research news | 30 April 2013

Effect of 4-aminopyridine on vision in multiple sclerosis patients with optic neuropathy

In this randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study, the researchers examined if patients with optic neuropathy would benefit from 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) treatment and if patients with certain ...

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Latest MS research news | 30 April 2013

Longitudinal seven-year follow-up of chronic pain in persons with multiple sclerosis in the community

In this longitudinal cross-sectional study over seven years from Australia, the researchers examined the course and impact of chronic pain and pain-related disability in people with MS.

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Latest MS research news | 30 April 2013

The magnetic resonance imaging 'rule of five': predicting the occurrence of relapse

In this study from the US, the researchers evaluated the ‘rule of five’ which recommends that subjects exhibiting at least five lesions over the baseline be referred for closer monitoring which has been used as an informal ...

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Latest MS research news | 23 April 2013

Lipid profiles are associated with lesion formation over 24 months in interferon-β treated patients following the first demyelinating event

This study from the US looked at the association between serum lipid profile with disease progression in high-risk clinically isolated syndromes (CIS) with CSF ...

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Latest MS research news | 23 April 2013

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is not linked to multiple sclerosis in a population based study

In this population-based study from the Netherlands, the researchers looked at the relationship between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and MS.

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Latest MS research news | 23 April 2013

Hippocampal demyelination and memory dysfunction are associated with increased levels of the neuronal microRNA miR-124 and reduced AMPA receptors

The researchers explored if loss of hippocampal myelin alters expression of neuronal microRNAs (miRNAs), by comparing miRNA profiles from myelinated ...

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Latest MS research news | 15 April 2013

Daclizumab high-yield process in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (SELECT): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

This study group reports the results of their 52-week, randomised, placebo-controlled, dose ranging, phase 2 study of daclizumab high-yield process (HYP) in RRMS.

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