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New Findings | 30 Nov 2015

Probing T Cell Gene Regulatory Networks for Early Signs of Disease

A network model of gene expression during human T cell differentiation, combined with results of genome-wide association studies, helps identify potential disease markers in asymptomatic patients with MS

In relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, normally protective immune T cells transform into effector cells that...
News Briefs | 25 Nov 2015

MS Research Roundup: November 25, 2015

MS: A Family Story; Take Your Brain Outside; Thank You, MS Researchers

Items of interest to multiple sclerosis researchers from around the Web...
Blogs | 17 Nov 2015

PodBlog: B-Cell Double Header

In episodes 56 and 57 of the MS Discovery podcast, Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCH, PhD, and Timothy Vollmer, MD, discuss the first large-scale study of a drug showing some benefits in a progressive form of multiple sclerosis. The story goes back decades, as Stephen Hauser, MD, recently explained.

A former beauty queen made a big impression on Stephen Hauser, MD, when he was...

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 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

Professional Resources