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A future mono vaccine may have a shot at defeating multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests

Particles of the mononucleosis virus (dark circles) inside a cell.CDC A study provides the strongest evidence to date suggesting the Epstein-Barr virus may lead to multiple sclerosis.  Scientists disagree about whether EBV definitively causes MS. Experts hope a vaccine may one day prevent some MS cases, but it may take decades. Scientists have found the strongest evidence to date that an infection from the Epstein-Barr virus could significantly increase the risk of developing multiple scleros...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Trends, Multiple Sclerosis, Harvard, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Vaccine, Thompson, University College London, Epidemiology, Epstein Barr, EBV, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Alan Thompson


Hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers after green light for drug which can delay wheelchair use by seven years

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients have welcomed an NHS decision to fund a “landmark” drug which can delay the need for a wheelchair by seven years. Health chiefs have announced they will soon make available ocrelizumab, the first effective medicine for people suffering from the early primary progressive form of the disease. It follows an outcry last September after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), which decides which treatments should be routinely paid for by the heal...
Tags: England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, NHS england, Roche, MS Society, Genevieve Edwards



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