- Danish and Belgian researchers have found a computer key that may help discover more about diseases including MS.
- This month, a two year study begins exploring estriol as a treatment. Estriol has been identified as the hormone that suppresses MS symptoms during pregnancy.
- Vaccinex is commercializing a novel antibody that represents a new targeted therapy for MS.
- Enkorten, a drug developed in Bosnia, has successfully completed the first phase of clinical trials. It is the first patented drug from Bosnia for MS treatment.
- Tysabri continues to be tested as a disease-modifying treatment in view of the potential risks.
- Scientists have discovered the process used by the body to clean up damaged nerve tissue and they think this clean up process could have important implications in myelin regeneration.
- A new drug, revimmune, has been found to improve function and stop progression. Based on a follow-up, most MSers have improved movement.
- A study has found marijuana to be a wonder drug for MSers as well as other pain-causing diseases.
- BioMS is expanding its treatment options, focusing on secondary progressive MS.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
What's New in MS Research?
When I was diagnosed in 1989, there was no effective treatment for MS. So much has changed; there are several approved treatments and the research continues to find more options. In the last several weeks, I have read about many new possibilities, including the following: