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2009-12-22 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- 2009 saw exciting research progress, unprecedented opportunities on the horizon, and more scientists than ever working on resolving important questions. Despite the year's economic and financial challenges, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society continues to propel research forward to end MS. In 2009 the Society provided over $33.5 million to support 345 new and ongoing projects in its research portfolio, plus $1.5 million for Fast Forward, the Society's...

2009-11-17 09:02:18

Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in childhood show that pediatric onset multiple sclerosis is more aggressive, and causes more brain lesions, than MS diagnosed in adulthood, researchers at the University at Buffalo have reported. Interestingly, however, patients with pediatric-onset MS -- which comprise up to 5 percent of total MS cases -- develop disabilities at a slower pace than patients with adult-onset MS, the data showed. "Patients with...

2009-10-15 22:38:00

Multiple Sclerosis Fundraising Event to Feature Gena Rowlands EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 17, East Brunswick native Kevin Goetz, will return home to New Jersey to host a celebrity cocktail reception at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. The reception will raise money for National MS Society's New Jersey Metro Chapter In-Home Care Program that serves 14 counties in New Jersey, where it is estimated that almost 10,000 people have MS. Mr. Goetz...

2009-08-17 00:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Extavia(R) (interferon beta-1b), the first in a new planned portfolio of multiple sclerosis (MS) medicines from Novartis to help patients manage this devastating disease. Extavia is approved by the FDA for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS to reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations. The therapy is also indicated for patients who have experienced a first clinical episode of MS...

2009-07-27 16:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and EDMONTON, Alberta, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS) today announced that dirucotide did not meet the primary endpoint of delaying disease progression, as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), during the two-year MAESTRO-01 Phase III trial in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). In addition, there were no statistically significant differences between dirucotide...

2009-07-24 12:48:48

A collaborative group of U.S. health and computer experts say they have developed games for multiple sclerosis patients. Members of the MS Technology Collaborative say MyBrainGames, available for free at the Web site MyMSMyWay.com, will provide people living with the neurological disease an opportunity to exercise brain power. Many times our patients are doing well physically but they may still struggle with cognitive ability, Dr. Stephen Kirzinger of the University of Louisville, Ky., one...

2009-07-16 08:00:00

Gamers Engage Memory, Attention, Processing Skills NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MS Technology Collaborative has created a new way for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) to exercise their brain power. The Collaborative, an alliance of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, today announced the launch of MyBrainGames, a free suite of online cognitive games for the MS community. Approximately 50 percent of...

2009-05-27 11:28:07

Multiple Sclerosis societies in 54 countries have planned events to honor the first-ever Multiple Sclerosis Day, a U.S. organization said Wednesday. The U.S. National Multiple Sclerosis Society said in a news release it will take part in Wednesday's initial MS Day by helping organize some of the more than 160 honorary events scheduled to take place worldwide. The MS Day events were organized to promote both awareness and international collaboration regarding multiple sclerosis, a neurological...

2009-05-27 06:42:00

- New national survey reveals insights on treatment of disease, psychosocial burden, and delays in starting treatment ROCKLAND, Mass. and NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, in collaboration with EMD Serono, today released findings from a nationwide GfK Roper survey, "MS Viewpoints: Understanding the Outlook on Emerging Therapies" in conjunction with the first-ever World MS Day. The MS Viewpoints survey compared the perspectives of neurologists, MS...

2009-05-27 05:00:00

The U.S. National MS Society Joins More than 50 Countries Holding Events to Support This Global Initiative to Build Awareness for MS NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first coordinated global initiative to highlight the proliferation of multiple sclerosis (MS) is being launched on May 27. Organized by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) with the help of MS Societies in 54 countries, including the United States and Canada, the day will be marked by more than...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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