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National MS Society eNews November 2009
Does blood flow in the brain play a role in MS?

Dr. Paolo Zamboni
Dr. Paolo Zamboni, study leader
Small study suggests possible link

A recent study into MS and poor circulation revisited an old theory that abnormal blood flow in the brain might play a key role in nervous system damage. If confirmed, this may lead to new research into the causes of MS. But questions remain.

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Read more about the original study findings

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Steve Nissen and Phillip Rumrill
Steve Nissen and Phillip Rumrill who are among the experts offering advice to people with MS who are seeking employment.
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FDA FDA decision on Fampridine-SR pushed back

The final FDA decision on whether to approve Fampridine-SR to be the first drug to specifically treat an MS symptom is now set in late January—but stay tuned. Read more and check our home page often where the decision will be posted.

 

NC Research CampusFast Foward sponsors Think Tank
In October, leading scientists from universities, biotech and pharmaceutical firms, and health agencies explored together how to move new high-tech discoveries more quickly into improved treatments for MS.

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Rep. KilroyU.S. Representative from Ohio lives with MS
Mary Jo Kilroy, representing Ohio’s 15th district since January, has been living with MS since 2003. Last month she sent her fellow U.S. legislators a letter about her MS and the need for health insurance that does not discriminate against those with chronic disease.

See a TV interview filmed in October
Read more about Rep. Kilroy


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