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News Synthesis | 24 Apr 2014

Is the Month-of-Birth Effect on MS Risk a Statistical Fluke?

Since the late 1980s, a series of papers have reported that people born in late spring, especially in May, are at greater risk for MS. Two recent papers contend that these results are a statistical fluke.

Scores of papers published in the last quarter-century have reported that people with MS are more likely to...
News Briefs | 23 Apr 2014

MS Research Roundup: April 23, 2014

Human Versus Mouse Microglia; Teva Suffers Setback in Generic Copaxone Fight; Motley Fool Loves Biogen Idec

Items of interest to multiple sclerosis researchers from around the Web...
New Findings | 22 Apr 2014

Make Way for Another MS Model?

In a head-to-head comparison of four MS models, one based on HSV-1 infection shows its value

It’s caused plenty of embarrassment, but the virus that triggers cold sores could also provide insight into...
News Synthesis | 22 Apr 2014

Decoding Brain Disease

Computer analyses extract new insights from MS patient data

Since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, Curtis Schreiner, a three-time U.S. Olympian in the biathlon, has...
Blogs | 21 Apr 2014

MS Patient, Ph.D.: A Pregnant Pause

My own experience suggests that awareness of MS’s impact on pregnancy is either low or outdated within the obstetrics community

One of the first people I told that I was pregnant, aside from my parents and in-laws, was...
New Findings | 21 Apr 2014

Low Testosterone Linked to Disability in Men With MS

Results from this longitudinal clinical study of nearly 100 men with MS concluded that low blood levels of testosterone were associated with increased risk of disability

Low testosterone levels in men with multiple sclerosis may be linked to increased risk of...
News Briefs | 18 Apr 2014

MS Research Roundup: April 18, 2014

Progress Toward New MS Clinical Trial Outcomes; Adaptive Design Evolves; A Call for Fundamental Neuroscience Research; MS Miracle Cures

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

Research Resources

Tools that will help investigators conceive and perform experimental work:

We've recently added five new trials, updated information on three other trials, and added 27 other pieces of information. The drugs with important additions and changes are alemtuzumab, dimethyl fumarate, fingolimod, glatiramer acetate, interferon β-1a, interferon β-1b, and natalizumab.
We've also added GNbAC1 as a new entry, which contains information on two trials and 16 other pieces of information.

  • 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

  • Clinical Trials lists sources of information about MS clinical trials

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Discussions | 22 Oct 2013

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News Briefs | 16 Apr 2014
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