Posts Tagged ‘multiple sclerosis’

Dr. Helen Tremlett has found that some MS patients experience 'natural' improvements (Credit: UBC/VCHRI).

Some MS patients experience “natural” improvements in disability: UBC-VCH research

Oct. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients sometimes experience “natural” improvements in disability at least over the short term, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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Prof. Helen Tremlett led a new JAMA study on the impact of a common MS therapy. (Photo: Brian Smith)

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

Jul. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.

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Elaine Kingwell is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC's Faculty of Medicine and the Brain Research Centre at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (photo: Melissa Ashman).

Multiple sclerosis patients have lower risk of cancer: UBC-VCH research

Jun. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear to have a lower cancer risk, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The study, published online in the journal Brain, is the first to investigate overall cancer risk in MS patients in North America. “Because the immune system [...]

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UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health researcher discovers new type of spinal cord stem cell

Sep. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A group led by a University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientist has discovered a type of spinal cord cell that could function as a stem cell, with the ability to regenerate portions of the central nervous system in people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

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UBC-VCH researchers funded by MS Society to investigate the validity of CCSVI

Jun. 11, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the University of Saskatchewan has been selected by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the National MS Society to assess whether a syndrome known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency has a role in MS.

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