Clinical trial

New evidence against fluoxetine in stroke recovery

5805 3875 Anna Stelling, PhD

Stroke is a very common disease that leads to disability in around half of its survivors.1 It has been believed that fluoxetine, a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), could improve neurological…

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Siponimod shows promising long-term efficacy in SPMS patients

1920 1280 Anna Stelling, PhD

While researchers are looking at the potential of stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), novel, promising immune-modulating therapies are being developed. At this year’s virtual EAN Congress,…

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Paediatric multiple sclerosis: Adding to our knowledge

1920 1080 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

Data suggest that between 2 and 5% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are under 18 years old,1 yet there is only one approved treatment option in this population.2,3 During…

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Are stem cells in MS ready for prime time?

2300 1535 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Hot topics continued at ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm with Joachim Burman (Department of Neurology, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden), who stepped up to the podium to discuss autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT)…

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Enough evidence for vitamin D in MS?

3450 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The role of vitamin D in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) took centre stage during the first day of ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. In a ‘Hot Topic’ session,…

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Treating nature with NURTURE: Interim results of nusinersen for SMA

3473 2300 Mea Holm, PhD

Promising results for a disease-modifying treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were presented at the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Oslo, Norway, last week.…

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Natalizumab treatment associated with reduction of gliotic biomarkers in white matter

3067 2300 Michael Furrer, PhD

New data on the effect of natalizumab treatment on neuronal and membrane integrity in lesional white matter were presented at the recent 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of…

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8-year follow-up data of alemtuzumab presented

1920 1280 Michael Furrer, PhD

An update of the long-term efficacy and safety data of alemtuzumab in patients with relapsing-remitting MS was presented at the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)…

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Machine-learning algorithm predicts psychosis from speech

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Algorithms designed to find hidden clues within everyday language can predict those at risk of developing psychosis, a new study reports. Using machine learning, researchers from the Department of Psychology…

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Gene therapy shows promise in Parkinson’s disease

2100 1400 Mea Holm, PhD

Interim results from a Phase Ib trial show that gene therapy may reduce the need for medication in patients with Parkinson’s disease refractory to levodopa. The investigational therapy is designed…

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