Hilton Foundation Opens Submissions for Innovation Award in MS

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is accepting submissions for the first edition of the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research, which will support novel and potentially paradigm-shifting research on Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The award will grant up to $6 million in funding to several projects over a four-year…

Roche Turns to MS Research on Agreement with Versant Ventures

The Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche recently announced a partnership agreement with California-based Inception Sciences and venture capital firm Versant Ventures. The three companies will work together to form a new company, Inception 5, which will be dedicated mostly to the development of therapies for multiple sclerosis. Inception 5’s research will focus…

Physiotherapist Creates Group Exercise Manual for MS Patients

Group exercise could be very beneficial in improving the health of multiple sclerosis patients, according to Sheila Lennon, Physiotherapy Professor from Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia. Lennon is the creator of a new training manual for clinicians, as she advocates the need for regular and ongoing physiotherapy in the public health system.

Natalizumab, Other Biogen Idec MS Therapies Featured at Medical Congresses; Company Joins Sailing Sclerosis Foundation Oceans of Hope Project

Biogen Idec, a U.S. biotechnology company specializing in therapies for neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders and cancer, has announced that more than 60 company-sponsored presentations highlighting key data from its extensive portfolio of marketed and investigational multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies were featured during two 2014 neurology conferences. The company…

Biogen Idec Investigates Tysabri in Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Biogen Idec is currently sponsoring a clinical trial evaluating its therapy Tysabri (natalizumab) in patients with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis. Although relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis is more common and well-researched, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates approximately half of relapse-remitting patients will transition to secondary-progressive within 19 years of diagnosis. The…

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