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Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center opens relapse clinic

May. 30, 2018—The Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center has opened a relapse clinic that offers expedited access for patients experiencing disease flare-ups.

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MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study

Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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BOLD view of white matter

Jan. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that functional MRI detects neural activity in both gray and white matter in the brain, suggesting new ways to investigate diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

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Myelin repair factors

Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers show that two factors promote the repair of myelin, the nerve cell covering that deteriorates in diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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RNA defects in multiple sclerosis

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that profound defects exist in the integrity of structural RNA molecules in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Early cell death in MS

Oct. 2, 2013—Death of oligodendrocytes, the cells that make myelin, appears to be an early event in the development of multiple sclerosis.

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Methods for imaging myelin loss

Jul. 12, 2013—Certain MRI metrics can be used to assess myelin loss in multiple sclerosis, which is important for planning and monitoring therapy.

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Multiple Sclerosis Center honored

Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Center has been named a Comprehensive Care Center by the National MS Society.

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Number of genes associated with MS doubled

Aug. 10, 2011—An international team of scientists has identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease.

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