Monday, May 12


Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if distribution is regulated - The Washington Post
he Obama administration said Thursday that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington State as long as those states maintain strict rules involving the sale and distribution of the drug.
In a memo to US Attorneys in all 50 States, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said the Justice Department is “committed to using its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources to address the most significant threats in the most effective, consistent and rational way.” He stressed that marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

The effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on progression in progressive multiple sclerosis: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
ISRN Neurol. 2013 Jul 29;2013:370943. doi: 10.1155/2013/370943.
Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Postbus 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands ; Department of Neurology, Rijnstate Hospital, Postbus 9555, 6800 TA Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Medication withdrawal may be an option for a select group of patients in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
This article describes the clinical and radiological evolution of a stable group of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that had their disease-modifying therapy (DMT) withdrawn. Withdrawal, however, should not be viewed as simply the suspension of treatment because these patients should be evaluated periodically, and the immunomodulators should be readily reintroduced if new attacks occur. Nonetheless, medication withdrawal is an option for a select group of patients.
Antiparasitic antibodies occur with similar frequency in patients with clinically established multiple sclerosis with or without oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Updates on clinically isolated syndrome and diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis.
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) is a central nervous system demyelinating event isolated in time that is compatible with the possible future development of multiple sclerosis (MS). Early risk stratification for conversion to MS helps with treatment decisions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the most useful tool to evaluate risk.

Walking execution is not affected by divided attention in patients with multiple sclerosis with no disability, but there is a motor planning impairment.
Conclusion: MS patients with no disability did not show any influence of divided attention on walking execution. However, motor planning was overestimated as compared with real walking.

MicroRNAs as Novel Regulators of Neuroinflammation.

The effect of vitamin a supplementation on biochemical parameters in multiple sclerosis patients.

A&W's Cruisin' for a Cause Raises $5 Million Over 5 Years
Wall Street Journal: Cruisin' for a Cause (or le Rendez-vous A&W pour stopper la SP as it is known in Quebec) raised both funds and awareness of multiple sclerosis through a ...

In systemic sclerosis, anxiety and depression assessed by hospital anxiety depression scale are independently associated with disability and psychological factors.
Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:507493. doi: 10.1155/2013/507493. Epub 2013 Jul 29.

Therapeutic Effect of Transplanted Human Wharton's Jelly Stem Cell-Derived Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells (hWJ-MSC-derived OPCs) in an Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis.

Now this will Mekk you feel better!
The Samson Centre is the home of The Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Group in Guildford and is a small self-funded charity that provides physiotherapy and oxygen ...

Coping with a New Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
Huffington Post Canada: In her weekly column, Natalie answers your questions about caring for a family member or friend who needs extra support -- and caring for yourself as a ...

Band performs for MS
The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Plymouth will perform a one-off fundraising concert for Multiple Sclerosis Auckland in September.

There is much to be learnt about the costs of multiple sclerosis in Latin America.

Multiple sclerosis is primarily a neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. Bill Code, M.D. to Present on Integrative Therapies for Brain Recovery in Multiple Sclerosis

Nutra Pharma Announces Delivery of Nyloxin(tm) to New Vitality
... biotechnology company that is developing treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) and ...

FDA Warns of PML Case With Gilenya
MedPage Today: A patient being treated for multiple sclerosis and who had no history of using natalizumab (Tysabri) developed progressive multifocal ...

Home-based exercise program and fall-risk reduction in older adults with multiple sclerosis: phase 1 randomized controlled trial.

Sex-specific extent and severity of white matter damage in multiple sclerosis: Implications for cognitive decline.