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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Researchers Recruiting 5,000 First-Degree Relatives of People with MS for Genetic/Environmental Research Study


LARGE GENETIC RESEARCH study for relatives of MS Patients 




A group of researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center are conducting a new research study entitled “Integrating Genetic and Environmental Risk Scores into an Algorithm to Predict Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility,” for short “Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis” (GEMS). 

The purpose of this study is to identify the genetic, environmental, and immune profiles that may increase a person’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). While MS is not a disease caused by a single variation in genetic material (DNA) or a single malfunction in immune cells, there are both genetic and immunologic alterations that make the development of MS more likely. Obtaining information about who is at risk for MS will be beneficial in the future if we can identify effective ways to prevent or slow down the progression of this disease.


This large research study involves subjects (between the ages 18-50) who are at risk of developing MS. First degree relatives of patients with MS are being asked to take part in this research study because they might be at a slightly increased risk of developing MS when compared to the general population. First-degree relatives are eligible regardless of whether they have a diagnosis of MS.   We are interested in developing tests that can help predict who might develop MS in the future.

Participation in the study involves answering an online questionnaire and providing a saliva sample by mail, therefore, participants can reside anywhere in the United States and no travel is required. Participants also have the option to donate blood or undergo an MRI study of the brain.

For more information about participating, visit their facebook page: http://bitly.com/GEMSstudy.






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Thursday, October 13, 2011

From New Zealand, an MS Patient describes his MASSIVE Improvement

An MS Patient wishes to inform the world how his life with debilitating Multiple Sclerosis has improved


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This annual Research Update provides a comprehensive overview of the eight FDA-approved disease-modifying MS therapies

A comprehensive overview of the eight FDA-approved disease-modifying therapies used to slow MS activity, along with initial findings on many experimental treatments.

Written by Diana M. Schneider, PhD, and Jack Burks, MD
Edited by Susan Wells Courtney
Based on the positive response to the MS Research Updates published from 2007 through 2010 in The Motivator, this year's article incorporates new information about the eight approved disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), as well as numerous experimental drugs currently under investigation, for the long-term treatment of MS. Highlights and recent research results are provided for each drug. This is not a complete list and not all study results are included. Initial study results should be considered as preliminary, since additional studies and/or evaluations may be needed.
This information is based on a wide range of sources, including the extensive journal literature on MS and its management, a review of ongoing clinical trials, and papers presented at major national and international conferences. These include conferences hosted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), and the American and European Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS and ECTRIMS).

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Take an MS Fatigue study - from the MSIF organization

Take our MS fatigue survey
90% of people with MS experience fatigue - do you? Please tell us your views on fatigue in this short survey. Results will inform a special edition of MS in focus on this common symptom, due out early 2012. The survey is available in Arabic, French, German, English, Spanish, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.
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