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Research Update presented by Dr. Dina Jacobs

Posted by pae on 6th December 2012

Dr. Dina Jacobs presented the research update at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Greater Delaware Valley chapter on Tuesday, December 4. Dr. Jacobs is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Associate Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division at the University of Pennsylvania. To listen to or download the audio recording from her presentation, please use the links below. To download her PowerPoint presentation, please visit our website.

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2011 MS Research Update

Posted by pae on 23rd November 2011

Three expert panelists came together with 300 members of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society on November 17 in Conshohocken, Pa, to speak about the role of vitamin D in stopping MS progression, nerve restoration and genetics research. Speakers included:

  • Ellen Mowry, MD, MCR, Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Judith Grinspan, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Simon G. Gregory, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Genetics, Duke University

The discussion is moderated by Dr. Clyde Markowitz, Director of the MS Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the chapter's clinical advisory committee.

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Pollutant may trigger MS, hypertension drug may treat it

Posted by pae on 2nd December 2010

Dr. Dr. Riyi Shi, professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering at Purdue University, discusses his latest study that found the pollutant acrolein may cause symptoms of MS and that hydralazine, which is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure, may be able to treat MS.

The opinions expressed are those of the interview subjects and do not represent the National MS Society.

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Dr. Linda Watkins discusses two potential new MS therapies

Posted by pae on 1st December 2010

Dr. Linda R. Watkins, distinguished professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses the exciting results of her studies involving anti-inflammatory drug compounds to reverse the symptoms of MS in mice.

The opinions expressed are those of the interview subjects and do not represent the National MS Society.

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Dr. Clyde Markowitz talks CCSVI and the Liberation Treatment

Posted by pae on 13th August 2010

Dr. Clyde Markowitz, MD, Director of the MS Center at Penn, talks about CCSVI, the "Liberation Treatment" and why he cautions people with MS to wait for more studies to be completed before pursuing the treatment.

When you're done listening, click here to learn more about CCSVI and the clinical trials funded by the National MS Society.  

The opinions expressed are those of the interview subjects and do not represent the National MS Society.

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Mental Activity, Memory and MS

Posted by pae on 22nd June 2010

Dr. James Sumowski, Ph.D., Kessler Foundation, talks about the link between mental activity and memory in MS. Learn tips for staying mentally active and how it will help you maintain and even improve your memory. Dr. Sumowski also talks about a follow-up study and how you can get involved.   

The opinions expressed are those of the interview subjects and do not represent the National MS Society.

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UV rays may play bigger role than vitamin D in controlling MS

Posted by pae on 1st April 2010

Hector DeLuca, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the link between UV rays, vitamin D and MS. He talks about his latest research findings, what they mean, where they may lead and more.   

The opinions expressed are those of the interview subjects and do not represent the National MS Society.

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Balance & gait problems with MS

Posted by pae on 4th January 2010

Learn why people with MS are more likely to have balance and gait problems, how to avoid falling, how to improve balance, what new research is being conducted now and more in this interview with Dr. Fay Horak, PhD, PT, professor of neurology, Oregon Health & Science University.   

The opinions expressed are those of the interview subjects and do not represent the National MS Society.

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