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  • Excessive Levels of Satiety Hormone Leptin May Contribute to Severity of SMA, Study Finds
    This post was originally published on this site Nearly half of young people with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) — and especially those who are underweight — have abnormally high levels of leptin, a metabolic hormone linked to both disease severity and limited mobility, says a new study. The findings show that SMA is associated with abnormal metabolic processes, […]
  • After Long Wait, Zinbryta Gains Approval in Areas of the UK
    This post was originally published on this site News that daclizumab, brand name Zinbryta, has been given the go-ahead to be available through the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) for treating relapsing MS, at least in part of the country, is good news. But why has the decision taken so long? Possibly, because the first decision, […]
  • Discovery of T-cells’ Role in Myelin Regeneration Could Lead to Therapies That Mimic Processes
    This post was originally published on this site Regulatory T-cells in the central nervous system trigger the maturation of stem cells that increase the production of myelin at injured neurons — a discovery that places the idea of regeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) in a whole new light. Myelin is a substance essential to the […]
  • Acorda Launches Interactive and Talking ‘MS Awareness Facts’ Alexa Service for March
    This post was originally published on this site In recognition of multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness month, Acorda Therapeutics has launched its Alexa skill, called MS Awareness Facts.  The interactive voice-controlled service allows users to ask Amazon Alexa for information regarding MS and its debilitating symptoms. Amazon Alexa is a cloud-based service that enable customers to interact in […]
  • #MSAwarenessMonth: Do You Know About the MS Iceberg?
    This post was originally published on this site Multiple sclerosis is often a confusing disease to others, since very few of the symptoms MS patients experience are visible to others. This “iceberg” effect means that many are misunderstood and their suffering vastly underestimated. Find out more about Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month here.  What is the tip of […]
  • Walk In, Roll Out: The Conundrum of Cardio Exercise with MS
    This post was originally published on this site In pursuit of an answer for breathing difficulty The MRI of my cervical and thoracic spine showed no active lesions last week. That was good news. Other recent and historical tests never resulted in any explanation as to why I have a persistent cough, hoarseness, and recently […]
  • Benefits Seen for Rubraca in Certain Advanced Ovarian Cancers in Phase 2 Study
    This post was originally published on this site Ovarian cancer patients with a BRCA mutation who responded to their last line of platinum-based chemotherapy are more likely to benefit from Rubraca (rucaparib) than those resistant or refractory to platinum treatment, according to new data from the Phase 2 ARIEL2 study. Results were recently presented at the […]
  • Benefits Seen for Rubraca in Certain Advanced Ovarian Cancers in Phase 2 Study
    This post was originally published on this site Ovarian cancer patients with a BRCA mutation who responded to their last line of platinum-based chemotherapy are more likely to benefit from Rubraca (rucaparib) than those resistant or refractory to platinum treatment, according to new data from the Phase 2 ARIEL2 study. Results were recently presented at the […]
  • MS and the Fear of Missing Out
    This post was originally published on this site A couple of weeks ago I had a curious encounter with the friend of a friend. I live in a small town. In some ways we’re all at least neighbors. Huddled in a small group at the local grocery store, we were chatting about our experiences with […]
  • CKD Patients Don’t Benefit from Intensive Blood Pressure Control, Study Says
    This post was originally published on this site Blood pressure treatment below the standard accepted level does not offer an additional benefit for renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) without diabetes, according to researchers. However, nonblack patients or those with higher levels of proteinuria (an abnormal amount of protein in the urine) […]