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Understanding the barrier protecting the brain

Protein that helps maintain the blood-brain barrier gives hope for MS
Wed, 2015-04-22 10:00

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.

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May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:17

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

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Major advance in understanding risky but effective Multiple Sclerosis treatment

Tue, 2013-03-26 09:53

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 th

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