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February 2014 National MS eNEWS
What sets MS into motion

Researchers hone in on targets

Finding the cause of multiple sclerosis will be an important step in stopping and ending the disease. Several factors suggest that an infectious agent or agents may be involved in triggering MS in susceptible people. Researchers in New York believe they may have found a link between MS and a toxin produced by the Clostridium Perfringens bacteria. Read more about this research, now funded by the Society.

Related: Exploring possible links between the gut, the immune system and MS

Watch: Who? Why? How? Searching for the Cause of MS


MS Awareness Week 2014

MS Awareness Week,
March 3-9


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When Anthony Jones was first diagnosed, all that he had been working for seemed to be in question. Would he land the right job as a designer with an understanding boss? Would he find a life-partner accepting of his MS?

Read: Anthony Jones’ story

Participate: Researchers recruiting African Americans with MS and family members for genetics studies


Connect: Our new website Connect: Society's new website

Our website, nationalMSsociety.org, is a critical connector to the information, people and resources to help everyone affected by MS live their best lives. We’re excited to share many changes in the coming weeks, including a new look and feel, new content, and improved searching to help you find everything you need.

Learn more


More MS News

Feb : Some Medicare coverage for skilled maintenance care claims will be re-reviewed

Feb 11: Study links volume changes in a part of the brain with a specific type of depression in women with MS

Jan 30: FDA approves new dose of Copaxone to be taken less frequently

Read more about this and other recent reports

This communication is partially sponsored through the generous support of
Biogen Idec; Genzyme, a Sanofi company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
Biogen Idec Genzyme, a Sanofi company Novartis Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
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