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Multiple Sclerosis in Context: Psychological Comorbidities and Adverse Health Behaviors

With Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, PhD

October 2015—Depression and anxiety are both more prevalent in patients with MS than in the general population. Smoking and alcohol use are also common in these patients. However, while th…

Multiple Sclerosis: In-Focus

October 2015— PRISMS-15 Study Identifies Factors Influencing Long-Term Outcomes in RRMS New findings from the PRISMS-15 study suggest that higher cumulative exposure to subcutaneous …

New Evidence Ties Low Vitamin D Levels to Neurological Diseases

September 2015—  New Evidence Ties Low Vitamin D Levels to Neurological Diseases Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with a variety of medical conditions in the last seve…

As Treatment Options Expand, Researchers Continue to Explore the Basis of MS

A Q&A with Moses Rodriguez, MD

November/December 2014—New treatments have emerged and others are expected. What have changes meant for patient care?

Global Outcomes Data and Possible New Therapies in the Huntington’s Pipeline

A Q&A with George Yohrling, PhD and Ed Wild, PhD

November/December 2014—Researchers are focused on patient outcomes on a global scale and join clinicians in the vigil for new drug approvals.

ALS: Demystifying the Role of Genetics in Pathogenesis, Treatment

With Cynthia Bodkin, MD

November/December 2014—The ice bucket challenge may have been this year’s ALS headline story, but research is progressing on gene research.

In The Pipeline: Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier to Fight Tumors

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2014—Researchers have for the first time shown that an oncolytic virus, wild-type reovirus, infects and replicates in brain tumors following intravenous administration. Researchers…

Delayed MS Drugs Awaits Decision at FDA

Q&A with Kate Dawson, MD

May 2014—In March, Biogen learned the FDA would delay its decision on its peginterferon Beta-1a drug, also known as Plegridy, by three months when the agency announced it was extending…


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