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February 2, 2021

FDA Extends Review Period for Anticipated Alzheimer’s Drug FDA Extends Review Period for Anticipated Alzheimer’s Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review period for aducanumab, the investigational amyloid-clearing treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), by 3 months, the […]
February 1, 2021

FDA Okays IM Administration for Peginterferon Beta-1a in MS FDA Okays IM Administration for Peginterferon Beta-1a in MS

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved intramuscular (IM) administration of peginterferon β-1a (Plegridy, Biogen) for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). […]
January 29, 2021

New NIH Database to Track Neurologic Effects of COVID-19 New NIH Database to Track Neurologic Effects of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a database to track […]
January 29, 2021

Is the EDSS an Adequate Measure in Secondary Progressive MS? Is the EDSS an Adequate Measure in Secondary Progressive MS?

Clinical trials enrolling patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) commonly use the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), an instrument that looks at impairment across several different […]
January 27, 2021

One in Five TIA Patients Go on to Stroke, Even in Current Era One in Five TIA Patients Go on to Stroke, Even in Current Era

Dr Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas The real incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA) is higher than previously reported and the subsequent risk of stroke remains highly elevated for […]
January 26, 2021

Agent Orange Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Vietnam Vets Agent Orange Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Vietnam Vets

Exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange has been tied to a significantly increased risk for dementia in Vietnam War veterans, new research shows. Investigators at the […]
January 25, 2021

The Changing Brain Signature of HIV The Changing Brain Signature of HIV

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has shifted HIV infection from a fatal to a chronic condition. New evidence now suggests this has been accompanied by a shift […]
January 25, 2021

Stem Cell Transplant Shows Long-term Benefit in MS Stem Cell Transplant Shows Long-term Benefit in MS

The benefits of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) persist for more than 10 years in the majority of patents, […]
January 25, 2021

Coronasomnia: Pervasive Sleeplessness Raises Concerns Coronasomnia: Pervasive Sleeplessness Raises Concerns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among the many losses suffered by millions worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]
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