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Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

Published: 30Apr2014

B cell study may lead to treatment options for progressive MS

MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies

The Multiple Sclerosis Society  of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced a  $3.6 million grant to investigate the role of the B cell, a type of white blood  cell of the immune system, in contributing to the development and propagation  of multiple sclerosis.

Published: 18Feb2014

Major advance in understanding risky but effective Multiple Sclerosis treatment

Powerful treatment improves patients’ lives and provides new insight into mechanisms of the disease

A new study by Multiple Sclerosis researchers at three leading Canadian centres addresses why bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has positive results in patients with particularly aggressive forms of MS.  The transplantation treatment, which is performed as part of a clinical trial and carries potentially serious risks, virtually stops all new relapsing activity as observed upon clinical examination and brain MRI scans.  The study reveals how the immune system changes as a resu

Published: 26Mar2013

Researchers identify a promising target for Multiple Sclerosis treatments

A team of basic and clinical scientists led by the University of Montreal Hospital* Research Centre’s (CRCHUM) Dr. Nathalie Arbour has opened the door to significantly improved treatments for the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In a study selected as among the top 10% most interesting articles published in the Journal of Immunology, the team identifies the elevated presence in MS patients of a type of white blood cell (CD4 T cell) that expresses NKG2C, a highly-toxic molecule harmful to brain tissues.

Published: 19Mar2013