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New Findings | 14 Apr 2016

Old Drug Performs New Trick

In what may be the first demonstration of myelin repair in people with multiple sclerosis, an old antihistamine shows modest improvement in the function of chronically demyelinated optic nerves.

Thanks in part to a close collaboration between a scientist and a physician, the prospect of...
Podcasts | 25 Mar 2016

Episode 72 with Mr. Nathaniel Lizak on the MS disease course

A fundamental question for people with MS is: What will happen to me? A new study finds a highly variable disease trajectory in people with moderate and advanced MS. The past doesn't seem to predict the future. It adds up to hope that outcomes can be improved, no matter what stage of disease, says medical student Nathaniel Lizak on his preliminary findings.

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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 data visualization presents a network map of the connections among 1253 authors of 263 research papers that reported results of clinical trials in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis between January 1983 and September 2015.

  • Drug-Development Pipeline consolidates key information about compounds under investigation for therapeutic use
  • Tissue Repositories lists features of the world's tissue repositories and brain banks, including rules of engagement and contact information
  • Animal Models summarizes the promises and pitfalls of animal models used in MS research
    We've added a detailed review of zebrafish as a model organism in MS research.

  • Clinical Trials lists sources of information about MS clinical trials

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