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Making Your Travels More Accessible

It's true. Traveling with a disability is challenging. Many parts of the world were unfortunately built primarily for people without disabilities with no second thought to those who have trouble getting around. For example, while onShow More Summary

Possible approach discovered for treating Multiple Sclerosis

Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the most common central nervous system disease among young adults. There are around 12,500 MS sufferers in Austria and 400 new cases every year. There is currently no cure for MS but, with appropriate treatment, it is possible to delay the typical progression of the disease.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” -Ralph Ellison, “Invisible Man” I’m 5 foot 8. Half of my head is shaved. I wear bold makeup and jewelry. I’m hard to miss. And yet somehow, I have managed to (quite...Show More Summary

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: MS and Mood Swings

You’re so dramatic. You try too hard. How do you stay so upbeat all the time? Why are you always so negative? You’re crazy. These are all phrases that I have come to accept as things people will continue to say to me for the rest of my life. Show More Summary

First evidence of the body's waste system in the human brain discovered

By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain some waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body's sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act as a pipeline between the brain and the immune system.

Ways I Contribute to Conquer MS

I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in February 1996. I was a young 36-year-old at the best time in my career as an athletic trainer. Despite my diagnosis, I kept moving forward and looked to medicine to manage my disease. At the time, there were only 3 disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) on the market. Show More Summary

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