As a member of the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, we know you're interested in the latest developments taking place in MS research. To keep you abreast of information and news in this ever-changing field, you are receiving this quarterly research newsletter. It will inform you of both local and national news, local clinical trials and updates on research projects.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Latest Research News
- A New Treatment for MS
- A Focus on Locally-Funded MS Research
- New Web Page: Local MS Research
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1-800-FIGHT-MS or visit our website.
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Greater Carolinas Chapter
- Learn more about Gingko and cognitive functioning with MS by clicking here.
- A study takes steps towards more personalized medicine for prognosis and treatment of MS. For more details on this study, click here.
- Successful oral trials of BG-12 for relapsing MS. Click here to get the latest info.
- NIH is looking to recruit 80 people with secondary progressive MS for a study. More details can be found here.
- Canadian government announces trial to study CCSVI. More details here.
- NPR's Diane Rehm show recently presented a panel of experts on MS. To hear more about research, treatment and living with MS, please click here.
NEW TREATMENT FOR MS!
Another new oral therapeutic option is now available for people living with MS. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved teriflunomide once-daily pills (Aubagio,® Genzyme, a Sanofi company) to treat relapsing forms of MS. This is the second oral disease-modifying therapy approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The therapy is expected to be available for prescription by October 1, 2012 in the U.S. To read more about Aubagio,® please click here.
A FOCUS ON LOCALLY-FUNDED NMSS RESEARCHERS
On August 25, the chapter convened its first Carolinas MS Researchers forum at Duke University with 31 people attending. This forum brought together locally-funded National MS Society researchers and members of their labs. It was an opportunity to share their research with others who have an interest in MS, encourage the interest of young scientists, and look for ways to collaborate. Bruce Bebo, Ph.D. from the Research Department at the home office also attended to share NMSS funding priorities.
(Left to Right): Kaye Gooch, NMSS; Claire Gordy, Ph.D.; Mari Shinohara, Ph.D., Carlos Goeller, Ph.D., Jeff Furst, NMSS; Glenn Matsushima, Ph.D.; Simon Gregory, Ph.D.; Tim Eitas, Ph.D.; Bruce Bebo, Ph.D.; Mark Mannie, Ph.D.
NEW PAGE ON CHAPTER WEBSITE: LOCAL MS RESEARCH
To find out more about locally funded researchers in the Greater Carolinas Chapter and their research, please click here. This page lists some of our researchers and has a link to a video discussing their projects.