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Immune Disease Activity in MS may differ according to Ethnicity

Immune Disease Activity in MS may differ according to Ethnicity

People with MS self-identifying with the Black African diaspora, and/or with Latin American ethnicity are on average more likely to experience a severe MS disease course. This trend is supported by several independent studies conducted over the past two decades. Collectively, these studies show that clinical disability and MRI measures; including, lesion number, lesion volume, and tissue atrophy, tend to be significantly pronounced among study participants with MS self-reporting as African...
Decreasing risk of cognitive decline

Decreasing risk of cognitive decline

Cognitive changes occur in patients with multiple sclerosis. They also occur in all of us as we age. Aging results in some neuronal loss but patients with prior brain insults from neurodegenerative diseases lose neurons at a faster rate especially in certain brain regions.Patients ask about medications to prevent and treat cognitive decline. All the recent news reiterated that we still do not have great treatments for alzheimer’s or understand what causes it.We know we need to prevent brain...
Recurrent Transverse Myelitis- A Patient's Perspective

Recurrent Transverse Myelitis- A Patient's Perspective

Transverse Myelitis is a rare infammatory demyelinating disease that affects the spinal cord.Information about this condition may not be that forthcoming for patients diagnosed with transverse myelitis.This blog is to help provide information from a patient's prespective.Lilly is a patient at the Cornell MS Center and with her rare neurological disorder under control, she shares her story to help others facing similar health challenges.  Here is the link to her story as a Hope Ambassador for...

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