Analysis of post-mortem brain samples from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy individuals (without neurologic disease) showed that while signs of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection are ... Read more
The laboratory-generated antibody GNbAC1 continued to limit brain shrinkage a year after relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients began receiving it, its developers announced. GeNeuro and Servier were reporting on the 12-month ... Read more
Siponimod (BAF312) reduces the risk of disability progression in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), a Phase 3 clinical trial shows. An article about the Novartis therapy’s trial ... Read more
Gilenya (fingolimod) is an effective treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in everyday clinical practice, a new study shows. The therapy was shown to be effective even ... Read more
Celgene’s Ozanimod reduces relapsing multiple sclerosis patients’ relapses, brain lesions, and brain volume loss, a Phase 3 clinical trial shows.
The company presented the results of the SUNBEAM ... Read more
Multiple sclerosis patients whose first treatment is Genentech’s Rituxan (rituximab) stay on it longer than other disease-modifying drugs that patients start with, a Swedish study reports.
When they ... Read more
An international panel of multiple sclerosis experts has proposed revising the McDonald criteria guidelines to improve and expedite the diagnosis of this disease.
Co-chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Cohen ... Read more
Novartis’ Gilenya and interferon beta-1b-based therapies stop multiple sclerosis patients’ cognitive decline, a Phase 4 clinical trial shows.
Gilenya also reduces patients’ relapses and the number of ... Read more
Celgene‘s investigative drug ozanimod has been shown to be more efficient than an intramuscular injection of interferon beta-1a (marketed as Avonex by Biogen) in reducing relapses and disease ... Read more
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis are superior to currently approved disease-modifying drugs, according to a Swedish study published in the Journal of ... Read more
Taking Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for two years inhibited magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) disease activity in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) for more than six years, the CARE-MS I ... Read more
Siponimod slows the progression of multiple sclerosis patients’ disability, a Phase 3 clinical trial indicates. The therapy reduced the risk of disability progression in patients with secondary ... Read more
First-degree relatives of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients may develop asymptomatic disease, suggesting the need to further evaluate family members to develop timely prevention strategies. The study, “Investigating early ... Read more
Continuous treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) helps limit relapses and detectable lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to a three-year, follow-up study in Japan. The results confirm the findings of ... Read more
Results from the extension period of a Phase 2 trial, assessing ozanimod as a potential treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, showed that the drug can effectively and safely improve ... Read more
Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) might benefit from cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) oil as an add-on therapy in the early phases of the disease. This finding was presented in ... Read more
Data recently presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting showed that Roche/Genentech’s investigational drug ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) lowered the risk of disability progression ... Read more
Rebound symptoms after stopping fingolimod (Gilenya) treatment affect a “clinically relevant” number of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, a study by University of California, San Francisco, researchers reported. The study ... Read more
A roundtable discussion, provided as a webinar activity organized by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) in advance of its June conference, considered the role of vitamin D ... Read more
New research from Argentina explores the idea that controlling symptoms of type 2 diabetes (metabolic syndrome) can also beneficially impact multiple sclerosis (MS) disease progression. The ... Read more
The precision of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement has improved over the years, and now scans can identify brain damage before symptoms begin showing. Whether the ... Read more
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