7 Multiple Sclerosis Headlines You Can’t Miss

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1 – 10 Tips for Self-Managing Your Multiple Sclerosis

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Read more about how to self-manage your multiple sclerosis.

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2 – High Lactate Levels in MS Patients Tied to Disease Progression, Mitochondrial Dysfunction

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Scientists in recent years have wondered whether a link exists between high lactate levels resulting from mitochondrial dysfunction and multiple sclerosis (MS) progression. Now researchers in Italy showed that lactate, a metabolic byproduct, is indeed increased in the cerebrospinal fluid of MS patients and may be a disease driver.

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3 – Potential Progressive MS Treatment, Ibudilast, Approved for Fast Track Development by FDA

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MediciNova, Inc., announced that MN-166 (ibudilast) has been approved for “fast track” development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Progressive MS includes both the primary progressive (PPMS) and secondary progressive (SPMS) forms of the disease.

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4 – Rosacea Appears to Be Linked to Multiple Sclerosis in Women, Study Reports

Rosacea and MS in women

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition affecting mostly fair-skinned individuals. A study from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, recently showed that the condition in women is also associated with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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5 – CONy16: MS Researchers Question Possible Long-term Benefits of Remyelination Therapies

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Multiple sclerosis was a main focus at the four-day 10th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), in Lisbon, Portugal, that concluded on March 20. Among the topics of debate was demyelination as the disease’s main pathogenic precursor and the clinical potential of remyelination.

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6 – MS Patients Being Recruited for At-Home Study of Bacteria’s Benefits on Bladder Health

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The United Spinal Association, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), a group of conditions that include multiple sclerosis (MS), is collaborating with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center to study the potential benefits of the bacteria Lactobacillus on patients with bladder dysfunction due to SCI/D.

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7 – 13 Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

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See some common symptoms of patients with multiple sclerosis.

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