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Obesity Linked To Multiple Sclerosis?

A team of researchers at the Tel Aviv University report the role of obesity as a major risk factor triggering and maintaining autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s Disease and multiple sclerosis. The study was published in Autoimmunity Reviews. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system reacts against the body…

Genzyme Clinical Trial for Relapsing-Remitting MS Enrolls 1st Patient

Sanofi subsidiary and rare disease treatment specialist Genzyme has just announced the successful enrollment of the first participant in their multicenter Phase II clinical trial for the company’s pipeline intravenous drug for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), vatelizumab. This novel drug is composed of humanized monoclonal antibodies that specifically…

Neuroprotective Qualities of Masitinib Drug in Stroke Encouraging For MS Indication

An encouraging experimental drug that is being developed for Multiple Sclerosis continues to show promise in being able to offer neuroprotective benefits — an effect that could slow and eventually cure MS. Masitinib, which is being developed by AB Science for numerous neurological indications, including Alzheimer’s disease, progressive multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic…

Opexa Joins National Multiple Sclerosis Society to Sponsor Walk MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society‘s Lone Star Chapter, which is sponsoring the nonprofit organization’s annual Houston-area Walk MS fundraisers, has announced that Woodlands-based biopharmaceutical company Opexa Therapeutics, a company currently developing personalized immunotherapies for multiple sclerosis (MS), will also support the fundraising effort. This is the fourth consecutive…

5-Course Dinner Raises $445K for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Heartwarming support for multiple sclerosis campaigns and charity events poured in at last week’s exclusive gastronomic fundraising event, the Toqué! for MS benefit, made possible by the tireless, collaborative efforts of Louis Vachon, the event’s Honorary Chair and President and CEO of the National Bank, and Toqué! Restaurant’s Grand Chef Relais…

Free Continuing Education for MS Care Providers Starts in November

Several national health organizations have come together to design a series of continuing education opportunities focused on better managing multiple sclerosis entitled, Optimizing Multiple Sclerosis Management. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of leading MS organization for professionals, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC); Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Spire…

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