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2010-05-26 05:30:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark World MS Day, today the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced the culmination of the We Keep Moving journey, a 10-week reality road trip across America to chronicle the extraordinary lives of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) told by a documentary crew who have MS themselves. The Society initiated this campaign to capture unique personal stories of perseverance and triumph with the goal of uniting millions of people affected by MS...

2010-05-26 05:07:00

Global Survey Shows that Economic Impact of MS in US Alone is $28 Billion Annually R&B Legend Walter Williams of The O'Jays Announces He Has MS and Joins Friends & Supporters of the MS Movement to Raise Awareness NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year on May 26, the world unites once more in the MS movement to highlight the international effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). Organized by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) with the help of MS...

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2010-04-29 11:02:39

TAU finds multiple sclerosis biomarkers almost a decade before symptoms appear Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an equal opportunity destroyer. It attacks the central nervous system and eventually renders most patients disabled. Among its high-profile victims are celebrated cellist Jacqueline du Pre, whose career was ended by MS, and Joan Didion, one of America's greatest writers "” but they are far from alone. The National MS Society estimates that there are currently about 400,000 cases in...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40 of Michigan's best golf courses are donating greens fees on select dates in May, allowing golfers to play for free while raising funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research, programs and services. 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the National MS Society Michigan Chapter's "MS Longest Day of Golf" event, which takes place in both May and September. Golfers organize teams of four or more and can play as many holes of golf as they...

2010-03-09 05:30:00

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning March 9 during National MS Awareness Week and culminating ten weeks later in New York City, We Keep Moving will seek to unite millions of people affected by multiple sclerosis through a series of online video stories that chronicle the lives of real people across the country living with MS. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/wekeepmoving/41208/ (Photo:...

2010-03-08 04:07:00

NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MS Awareness Week March 8-14 is the time for the nation to go orange and move it to end multiple sclerosis, a disease where someone is newly diagnosed every hour of every day. Supported by a Congressional resolution, this year MS Awareness Week and the state of MS research aptly coincide. Move it to create a world free of MS! (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090302/DC77093LOGO ) Research Helping People Living with MS Move Their Lives...

2010-03-04 07:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- March 8-14 is MS National Awareness Week and the National MS Society Michigan Chapter kicks off the week with its first-ever YouTube video contest and activities planned across the state. For the month-long "What Moves You?" contest, participants are asked to submit short videos creatively expressing reasons for supporting the National MS Society and encouraging others to join in. Entry forms and additional details are available at...

2010-02-12 08:46:00

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For every person living with and affected by MS there is a unique story about how they move forward with their lives. That is why the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is launching We Keep Moving, a viewer-driven reality campaign that will capture these stories and perspectives through online videos that chronicle how people across the country keep moving forward while living with MS. Tell your story today! Starting today through February 26,...

2010-02-07 09:17:54

Fewer African Americans than Caucasians develop multiple sclerosis (MS), statistics show, but their disease progresses more rapidly, and they don't respond as well to therapies, a new study by neurology researchers at the University at Buffalo has found. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of a cohort of 567 consecutive MS patients showed that blacks with MS had more damage to brain tissue and had less normal white and gray matter compared to whites with the disease. Results of the study were...

2010-01-25 08:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the NRI Welfare Society of India recognized Bhupendra Khatri, M.D., of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center with its prestigious Hind Rattan Award. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090303/CG78204LOGO-b) Dr. Khatri was selected for his extensive contribution to the field of multiple sclerosis and for his work as medical director of the Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. The Hind Rattan is given...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'