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Latest MS research news | 25 February 2013

Cerebrospinal fluid oligoclonal bands in multiple sclerosis and clinically isolated syndromes: a meta-analysis of prevalence, prognosis and effect of latitude

This study from the UK looked at the prevalence of oligoclonal bands (OCBs)-in MS and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), as well as the influence of OCBs on ...

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Latest MS research news | 25 February 2013

Disability in multiple sclerosis: A reference for patients and clinicians

This research from the US looked at developing a reference table of disability outcomes in MS, which would be of benefit to patients so they can rank their disability relative to others and from a research perspective ...

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Latest MS research news | 25 February 2013

Cerebral white matter blood flow and energy metabolism in multiple sclerosis

In this study, the researchers looked at the relationship between reduced normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) cerebral blood flow (CBF) as well as axonal mitochondrial metabolism ...

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Latest MS research news | 19 February 2013

An assay to quantify species-specific anti-JC virus antibody levels in MS patients

This study looked at developing an assay for the reliable quantification of highly species-specific anti-JCV antibody levels and to compare the results with pre-existing data from the StratifyJCV® test.

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Latest MS research news | 19 February 2013

Assessing interactions between HLA-DRB1*15 and infectious mononucleosis on the risk of multiple sclerosis

This study from the UK looked at gene-environment interactions in MS.

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Latest MS research news | 19 February 2013

A genome-wide association study of brain lesion distribution in multiple sclerosis

This research group tested whether genetic variation is associated with multiple sclerosis lesion topology by a genome-wide association study (GWAS).

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Latest MS research news | 12 February 2013

Interdependence and contributions of sun exposure and vitamin D to MRI measures in MS

This study looked at the relationship of sun exposure history, supplementation and environmental factors to vitamin D levels in multiple sclerosis patients and evaluated the associations ...

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Latest MS research news | 12 February 2013

A Web-based tool for personalised prediction of long-term disease course in patients with MS

This study group looked at the first web-based prognostic calculator in MS which is capable of delivering individualised estimates of disease progression, called the Evidence-Based Decision ...

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Latest MS research news | 05 February 2013

Validation of the automated method VIENA: An accurate, precise, and robust measure of ventricular enlargement

This study from Amsterdam looked at the validation of the automated method VIENA (Ventricular Image Evaluation, using Normalization, of Atrophy) for measuring the percentage ...

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Latest MS research news | 05 February 2013

The neural androgen receptor: a therapeutic target for myelin repair in chronic demyelination

In this study from France they looked at the role of the androgen receptor in myelin repair. As males are less likely to develop MS and if they do they tend to have a more severe disease, these observations have resulted in a lot of interest in the potential protective effects of androgens.

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