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Stem Cell Transplants Risky But Effective

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Initial results from the HALT-MS trial suggest that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may be a highly effective treatment for patients with aggressive relapsing-remitting MS. However, some worry that the aggressive therapy is needlessly risky when safer alternatives are available and may be just as effective.
It appears that a complex series of genetic and environmental factors pile on top of each other over the course of...
Clinical Research

MS Research Roundup: January 12, 2015

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Pain Comes Before Myelin Loss; HPV Vaccine Not Linked to MS; Retroviruses Common in Genomes & Activate B Cells; Posthumous Plea for Right-to-Die Reform; Oscar Wilde’s Wife May Have Had MS
Items of interest to multiple sclerosis researchers from around the Web...
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Azathioprine: Old Drug, New Data

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Azathioprine may be as effective as interferon β in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, a noninferiority trial suggests
Call it That ’80s Drug. Azathioprine (Immuran and others), a generic immunosuppressant, has been used...
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