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January 2013 eNEWS
Retinal study
New research, partially funded by the National MS Society, links thinning of a retinal layer in the eyes to more rapid MS progression. A team at the Johns Hopkins MS Center followed 164 people with MS, using eye scans every six months for an average of 21 months. Will this new discovery speed MS treatments moving forward?
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On January 30, 2013, join moderator Kate Milliken, who lives with MS, and a panel of experts for a live webcast: “From the Frontlines: New Avenues in MS Research for 2013.” Topics include MS repair strategies, driving progressive MS research internationally, and more.
Harvard University researchers are recruiting 5,000 close relatives of people with MS for a study to determine risk factors that might make a person susceptible to developing MS. The study is being led by two investigators whose MS research careers were launched in part with Society funding: Drs. De Jager and Xia.
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Jan 3: Investigators recruiting for study of generic glatiramer acetate
Dec 20: Society’s Fast Forward, LLC and EMD Serono, Inc. announce recipients of funding for MS research
Dec 14: Fast Forward partner Apitope International NV reaches key milestone in phase I peptide therapy study
This communication is partially sponsored through the generous support of
Biogen Idec; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
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