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Scientists in multiple sclerosis cure 'breakthrough' - BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device From new drug therapies for cancer to artificial corneas to a vaccine for malaria, 2011 has been a year of remarkable medical breakthroughs. One of the most significant breakthroughs came from research scientists in Edinburgh and Cambridge who have discovered what they say…

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CHICAGO —- A phase 1 clinical trial for the first treatment to reset the immune system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients showed the therapy was safe and dramatically reduced patients' immune systems' reactivity to myelin by 50 to 75 percent, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.

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Give Cannabis Drug To MS Patients, NHS Urged

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Multiple sclerosis patients in many parts of England are urging health bosses to make a cannabis-based medication available on prescription. The NHS in Wales recently agreed to fund the drug, Sativex. But the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS on the cost effectiveness of…

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Watchdog: 'Do Not Fund Miracle MS Pill'

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Multiple Sclerosis campaigners have claimed thousands of patients will be denied a tablet once hailed a breakthrough in treating the condition. Fingolimod is the first pill to treat MS, but now NICE , the health watchdog, does not want it funded by the NHS because it is not cost effective.

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What Are the Symptoms of MS and ALS?

From about.com

Updated July 14, 2014. Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See About.com's Medical Review Board. I don't know about you, but I went through a couple of stages after being diagnosed with MS. In my first stage, I attributed every weird twinge or pain to being a part of…

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Multiple sclerosis researchers celebrate breakthrough gene discovery

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A milestone has been reached on the path to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis, researchers believe. A group of international scientists, including an Australian contingent, has discovered 48 previously unknown genes that influence the risk of developing the disease. MS, which attacks the central nervous system and can have…

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Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

From co.uk

Team at Bristol University have described their work as a 'breakthrough' Discovered a way to stop cells from attacking healthy body tissue Conditions which could benefit include MS and type 1 diabetes Scientists believe they have discovered how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases, prompting hope the breakthrough could pave the…

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Assisted Dying Campaigner Debbie Purdy Dies

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Mulitple sclerosis patient Debbie Purdy, who campaigned for greater clarity for relatives who want to help a loved one die, has passed away. The 51-year-old died on 23 December in the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford, where she had been for a year.

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Multiple Sclerosis: MS Treatment 'Breakthrough'

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Doctors hope a new experimental treatment could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis. For the first time, researchers have reprogrammed the immune systems of MS patients to stop cells attacking the protective layer around nerves in the spinal cord.

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What Are the Warning Signs of Multiple Sclerosis?

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Updated August 04, 2014. Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See About.com's Medical Review Board. Multiple sclerosis symptoms are confusing and mysterious. If you are reading this, you either are having symptoms that you suspect might be multiple sclerosis (MS), or you know that you have it and are…

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