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WEB ONLY Oral therapy for MS generates positive results in phase 3 clinical trial
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
Oral cladribine (Mylinax, Merck Serono) significantly reduced relapses in a two-year study of 1,326 people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis — the first oral MS medication to complete such a study.
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WEB ONLY Pentair awards $50,000 grant to MS Society scholarship program
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
The Pentair Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter Scholarship Program — which provides college scholarships to students affected by multiple sclerosis in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
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WEB ONLY American Birkebeiner chooses MS Society as charity of choice
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
The National MS Society and the American Birkebeiner are pleased to announce a new partnership. The Birkie has selected the society as its 2009 Charity of Choice.
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WEB ONLY New blood test could help diagnose MS, predict its course
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009
Researchers used novel technology to identify antibody patterns in blood samples from people with multiple sclerosis, which could ultimately lead to laboratory tests that help diagnose the disease and predict its course.
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WEB ONLY Fast Forward, LLC, provides first sponsored research agreement of $1 million for clinical trial on therapeutic vaccine
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2008
Fast Forward, LLC, the National MS Society’s subsidiary devoted to bridging the gap between research and drug development, has announced a partnership to support Apitope International NV in its proof of principle clinical trial of ATX-MS-1467.
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WEB ONLY Calling all artists — create design for 2009 Bike MS jerseys
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
2009 is a historic year for Bike MS events — marking the 20th year for the Star Tribune TRAM Ride and the 30th year for the Larkin Hoffman MS 150 Ride. The Minnesota Chapter seeks artists to use their talents to commemorate these momentous Bike MS milestones.
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WEB ONLY Apple Valley woman featured in New York Times
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
The New York Times featured eight men and women living with MS in the latest edition of "Patient Voices," including Apple Valley, Minn., resident Amy Adrian.
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WEB ONLY Chapter partners with YMCA to provide new exercise program in Woodbury
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
The Minnesota Chapter and Southeast Area YMCA invite people with multiple sclerosis to attend an open house for the new MS water exercise program in Woodbury.
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WEB ONLY Wells Fargo recognized for commitment to ending MS
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
Dozens of representatives from leading companies gathered at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s National Conference in Chicago in November 2008.
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WEB ONLY Great strides moved MS research forward during 2008
Friday, Dec 12, 2008
The year saw rapid research progress in virtually every field of science and medicine that impacts our understanding of the unpredictable neurological disease of multiple sclerosis.
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WEB ONLY Study seeks mothers with chronic illness
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008
Researchers will examine the affect of parental chronic disease on children.
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WEB ONLY What’s Your Financial I.Q.?
Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
Learn what medical expenses can reduce your taxes, reducing debt, resources and more.
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WEB ONLY Mpls.St.Paul Magazine honors chapter board member
Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine honors Minnesota Chapter volunteer Bill MacNally as a recipient of a 2008 Standing Ovation Award.
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WEB ONLY Chasing the blues away
Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
Depression strikes an estimated 47 to 54 percent of people with multiple sclerosis — but a new study suggests that you can lift your mood by taking positive actions.
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