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National MS Society eNews December 2009
Data shows MS Drugs delay disability

Study: Early interferon treatment reduces disease progression
Study: early interferon treatment reduces disease progression

Italian researchers followed 2,570 people with relapsing-remitting MS who were treated with disease-modifying drugs for up to seven years. Every six months, investigators tracked disease progression, rating physical disability on a scale from 1 to 10. Compared to those whose treatment was delayed, they found early treatment significantly reduced the risk of future disability.

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Dr. Zamboni Blood flow hypothesis spurs new research

National MS Society invites investigators to apply for expedited funding to quickly explore the lead regarding CCSVI (reported first in November eNews). This lead is based on very small studies. Our medical advisers urge people who have questions to visit our Web site. Treatments based on this hypothesis
should be done only in a clinical trial setting.
(Pictured right: Dr. Zamboni, CCSVI researcher)

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ResearchResearch breakthroughs and new directions in 2009
Substantial progress was made this year in MS research, with more scientists than ever working on important questions.

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