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Some MS Patients Show No Link Between Clinical Exams and MRIs, Harvard Study Finds

Physical disability may have no link to brain lesion volume in some patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), concludes a recent study led by Dr. Rohit …

WIRED's alternative guide to the best summer festivals in the UK and Europe

In 2016, 14 million people attended the nearly 1,000 festivals around the UK. In 2015, the industry contributed £4.1 billion to the British economy. …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

FDA Approves Genentech’s OCREVUS™ (Ocrelizumab) for Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food …

Biotechnology

5 Things to Know About the New MS Drug Ocrevus

The <b>multiple sclerosis</b> community has been waiting with bated breath for the approval of the drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), which will be used to treat …

MS Treatment Zinbryta Gets NICE Approval for England and Wales Following Initial Rejection

The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has cleared its initial doubts and now recommends Zinbryta (daclizumab) …

Ocrevus: Counting Down to Expected FDA Approval

There is now less than a month until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve Ocrevus, generic name ocrelizumab, for use as …

#ACTRIMS2017 - Ocrevus for MS Significantly Decreases Disease Activity

Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), an investigational monoclonal antibody, significantly decreases disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and …

#ACTRIMS2017 - Forum's Keynote Lecture Focused on Two DMTs

<i>Editor’s note: Columnist Laura Kolaczkowski writes from the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) 2017 Forum</i> …

#ACTRIMS2017 - Lemtrada for MS Maintains Positive Long-term Effects

Two Phase 3 clinical trials investigating the long-term effects of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients showed the drug …

How to Set Up Your Mac for Wi-Fi Calling

You can, in fact, make phone calls from your Mac. Wi-Fi (<i>WiFi</i>) calling is one of the perks you get when you choose to go with Apple’s complete …

MS Researchers Find Gene Regions With Disease-Promoting Proteins

A genome-wide study has identified DNA regions associated with higher levels of circulating cytokines, small proteins that pay a role in inflammatory …

MS Activity Can Be Triggered by Switching from Gilenya to Lemtrada, Study Reports

Switching treatments from Gilenya (fingolimod) to Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) triggers significant and unexpected disease activity in some patients with …

MS Vision Problems May Be Helped by Tecfidera, Researchers Find

Genetically silencing the transcription factor Nrf2 causes visual impairment, optic nerve inflammation, and retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration …

MS Patients on Tysabri May Fare Better if PML Detected Early, Study Suggests

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with Tysabri (natalizumab) is linked to better outcomes …

Earth - The unexpected ingredient necessary for life

From microbes to marsupials, life abounds on Earth. But even if you stripped the planet of all its inhabitants, Earth would still "live".<p>Its molten core churns, generating a magnetic field that envelops the planet. Erupting volcanoes spew gases and pave new lands with fresh lava. Earth's surface is …

Earth Science

The surprising risk of working for a toxic boss

You probably don’t need a scientific study to tell you that working for a narcissistic boss can have negative effects on your performance and mental health. But that’s exactly what a new paper from the University of Manchester in the U.K. has determined—providing real evidence of what health …

A look towards becoming an effective manager

One of the seven graduates on the Graduate Management Scheme, Zoe Olivia Bradley is currently placed within Organ Donation and Transplantation. Here, …

NHS

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every …

You only have one day to save big on 4 iPhone flash drives up to 128GB

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have twice as much storage as last year’s iPhone models, but storage on mobile devices is a lot like money: …

Five Signs You Need A Pay Raise -- And Five You Don't

Everybody wants to get paid more money, so we can’t blame managers for being skeptical when someone says “I need a raise!” Every manager, supervisor and team leader has heard “I need a raise!” a million times.<p>When you decide to pitch your boss on the idea of giving you a pay increase, you need to …

Employment

Wacom's digital notepads take you halfway to a Yoga Book

Just tape a tablet to the top for the rest<p>One of the most interesting bits of tech at IFA this year has been the digital notepad feature of Lenovo's Yoga Book. Slip a pad of paper onto the touch panel, start drawing with Lenovo's pen (using real ink!), and your analog scribbles will be immediately …

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 11th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

TV

Not Disneyland Paris – Why Puy du Fou is the French theme park to visit

<b>Many of you probably haven’t heard of Puy du Fou – I hadn’t until I was offered the chance to visit.</b><p>Hidden away in the south-east of Nantes in the …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

New Quantum 'Cat State' Can Be in Two Places at Once

Chances are you’re familiar with the Schroedinger’s cat paradox, whereby a hypothetical cat inside a box is both dead and alive until we open the box …

WriteWell Gives Students and Professionals Templates to Jumpstart Research Papers

If you’ve ever had to write a reference paper, essay, or lab report, you know what it means to struggle with an overwhelming amount of information to …

Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years

As you wind down from your Memorial Day festivities tonight, take a minute to find Mars glowing yellow and bright in the eastern sky.<p>On the evening of May 30, the Red Planet will come closer to Earth than it has in 11 years.<p>Because Mars and Earth are so close to each other tonight, our planetary …

Astronomy