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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial Shows Statins Help

A two-year, 140-participant clinical trial has some good news for sufferers of multiple sclerosis and their loved ones. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that destroys the myelin sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It results …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Delayed by FDA

Biogen Idec Inc. has stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review process its multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy by three months to evaluate the application, though the FDA didn’t request any further studies. Biogen had planned …

Annette Funicello Dies; Mouseketeer Was 70

Annette Funicello, actress and one of the original Mouseketeers, has died. She was 70 years old. According to a statement from The Official Disney Fan Club, Funicello died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California. Her death was cause by …

Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study
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A new study suggests that isolation can result in reduced production of myelin – a protective nerve fiber – and could contribute to developing mental illness. Myelin acts as an “insulating material” around the areas of nerve cells that send …

Multiple Sclerosis ‘Immune Exchange’ Discovered
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A new study has identified and “immune exchange” that allows disease-causing cells in patients with multiple sclerosis to move in and out of the brain. Researchers state that this exchange may be the key to better treatments and diagnostics in …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug ‘Reboots’ the Immune System
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New trials show that a cancer drug can be an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) by ‘rebooting’ patients’ immune systems. The results of two phase III clinical trials were published today in the journal The Lancet. The trials, sponsored …