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Blogs | 21 Jun 2016

MS Discovery Forum to Suspend Publication

Lack of funding ends new content, but archive remains open and free.

We are announcing important changes at MS Discovery Forum.

Podcasts | 8 Jun 2016

Episode 87 with Dr. Ellen Mowry on testing restricted calorie diets in MS

Studies in animals and people have linked obesity to inflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are testing calorie restriction for its safety and effectiveness in reducing disease severity in people with relapsing-remitting MS.

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...

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

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