Patricia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

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7 Strange and Unusual Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that is unique to each patient, meaning that no two people experience the exact same disease manifestations. While there are common symptoms that many MS patients share, such as pain and chronic fatigue, some may experience more unusual symptoms. Seven of…

PathMaker Neurosystems, Developing MyoRegulator for Spasticity, Named Startup of Year at French-American Business Gala

PathMaker Neurosystems, which specializes in non-invasive devices to treat chronic neuromotor disorders, won the 2018 French-American Business (FAB) Award in the startup/small company category. PathMaker, based in Boston, is developed and testing MyoRegulator, a potential treatment for muscle spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy and other chronic conditions.

MS Groups Working to Advance Patient-Reported Outcomes in Research, Patient Care and Treatment Development

Two groups working to collect and promote patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in research and treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) announced they will jointly explore ways to “standardize and harmonize” these measures so as to make them more effective. The effort brings the iConquerMS People-Powered Research Network, managed by the nonprofit Accelerated Cure Project…

National MS Society Welcomes Mud-Lovers to 2018 MuckFest MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is inviting all mud-lovers to Saturday’s kickoff of MuckFest MS in Boston, Massachusetts, which raises money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS). The event includes a 5K “mud run” with “outrageous obstacles and a whole lot of mud” that definitely will make you sore “from…

Symbiotix Obtains Access to Harvard Material That Could Help It Develop MS Therapies

Symbiotix Biotherapies has gained access to Harvard University material that could help it develop treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases like multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel diseases. It obtained access to the intellectual property, much of which deals with gut bacteria, under a licensing agreement with Harvard. Intellectual property typically includes…

GeneFo Guide Explains How Medical Cannabis Can Help MS Patients

More studies are showing that medical cannabis can alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a company that helps patients, doctors and others understand genetic conditions better. The observation came in GeneFo’s 2018 Guide to Clinical Effects of Medical Cannabis. Some research has suggested that cannabis strains containing…

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