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Latest MS research news | 12 March 2013

A new computerised cognitive test for the detection of information processing speed impairment in multiple sclerosis

This research group looked at a new IPS test called the Computerised Speed Cognitive Test (CSCT), which can be easily administered in daily clinical practice for testing IPS impairment.

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Latest MS research news | 05 March 2013

Cerebrospinal fluid fetuin-A is a biomarker of active multiple sclerosis

In this study from the US, the researchers investigated if fetuin-A is an indicator of disease activity.

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Latest MS research news | 05 March 2013

The "central vein sign": is there a place for susceptibility weighted imaging in possible multiple sclerosis?

This study group from Austria assessed the discriminatory value of the “central vein sign” (CVS) in a subset of patients where the susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) feature may ...

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Latest MS research news | 05 March 2013

Magnetic resonance imaging outcomes from a phase III trial of teriflunomide

In this randomised controlled trial, the researchers looked at the effects of oral teriflunomide on MS pathology by MRI. 1088 RRMS patients were randomised to teriflunomide 7mg or 24mg once daily or placebo for 108 weeks.

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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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