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News Synthesis | 22 Jul 2014

MS Family Planning 101: Should DMTs Be Discontinued Before and During Pregnancy?

The recent availability of a variety of disease-modifying therapies for RRMS raises many questions about when and which DMTs patients should start or stop before and during pregnancy

Like many autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis affects twice as many women as men. The average patient...
New Findings | 21 Jul 2014

EDSS Alternative in an iPad

A study demonstrates that an iPad app can accurately gauge walking, balance, manual dexterity, visual acuity, and a measure of cognition in people with MS

Doctors, researchers, and patients could all benefit from an easier way to quantify...
News Briefs | 18 Jul 2014

MS Research Roundup: July 18, 2014

Alemtuzumab Accepted in Scotland; Safety Testing Begins for Dimethyl Fumarate-like Oral Drug; Racing Belt Sanders for MS Research

Items of interest to multiple sclerosis researchers from around the Web...
Blogs | 17 Jul 2014

MS Patient, Ph.D.: MRI Reading: Art or Science?

Neuroradiologists are like economists: Everyone has an opinion, and no two readers will agree on what they see in exactly the same data.

In April, I had a gradual onset of pain and muscle spasms in my left...
News Briefs | 17 Jul 2014

MS Research Roundup: July 17, 2014

Flu Vaccines and MS Drugs; Crowd-Sourced Wheelchair App; Email News Delivery

Items of interest to multiple sclerosis researchers from around the Web...

Research Resources

Tools that will help investigators conceive and perform experimental work:

  • The Data Visualization section presents MS-related data in new ways, making it easy for viewers to discover unexpected relationships
    Our latest visualization is based on the study Natural History of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, which appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of the International Journal of MS Care. It shows how the symptoms of multiple sclerosis change over the course of a lifetime. As we explained in the article we published in November 2013, Ilya Kister, M.D., of the NYU Multiple Sclerosis Care Center, Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, and colleagues used data from 25,728 patients in the NARCOMS Registry to develop a series of symptom severity charts in 11 domains commonly affected in MS.

  • Drug-Development Pipeline consolidates key information about compounds under investigation for therapeutic use
    We've added three new trials, updated information on two trials, and added 16 other pieces of information. The drugs with important additions and changes are dimethyl fumarate, fingolimod, glatiramer acetate, interferon β-1a, interferon β-1b, minocycline, and natalizumab.
  • Tissue Repositories lists features of the world's tissue repositories and brain banks, including rules of engagement and contact information
  • MSGene provides a comprehensive, unbiased and regularly updated collection of genetic association studies performed on multiple sclerosis phenotypes
  • Animal Models summarizes the promises and pitfalls of animal models used in MS research
    We added a detailed review of the cuprizone mouse model of MS.

  • Clinical Trials lists sources of information about MS clinical trials

Professional Resources


Discussions | 22 Oct 2013

Evoked potential test

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New Findings | 15 Jul 2014
More on the PoNS device here: http://...
New Findings | 8 Jul 2014
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Blogs | 3 Jul 2014
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