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New Blog: Tremlett’s MS Research Explained

Written by Sharon Roman, a patient-partner and writer for the British Medical Journal group, Tremlett’s MS Research Explained is dedicated to explaining our work in plain language.

Emergency Department Use Among Persons with MS

Jonas Graf and team presented a poster on “Emergency department visits by persons with MS: a population-based study” at the 2021 ECTRIMS conference. Health administration data from persons with MS in British Columbia and emergency department (ED) visits from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System were used to investigate ED use among people with MS. […]

Featured Researcher in Fall 2021 endMS Newsletter

Huah Shin Ng was featured in the endMS Spotlight on the Future newsletter! This summer, she graduated from the 2020-2021 Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT). Her SPRINT project reviewed the role of macrophages and microglia in progressive MS. Read more about Huah Shin and her work in the newsletter.

Interview on Real Talk MS: The MS Prodrome with Dr. Helen Tremlett

Dr. Helen Tremlett was interviewed on MS Talk’s 202nd episode about her presentation on the MS prodrome. Dr. Tremlett co-chaired the virtual workshop, hosted by the MS Society of Canada in partnership with the National MS Society, where she presented. While prodromal Parkinson’s Disease has been recognized and studied since the 80s, in contrast, many […]

Genetic marker for drug risk in multiple sclerosis offers path toward precision medicine

via: Centreforbrainhealth.ca A team of researchers has uncovered a specific gene variant associated with an adverse drug reaction resulting in liver injury in a people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is the first time researchers have been able to establish a validated genetic marker for a drug-induced harm in people with MS. Published today in […]

A constellation of symptoms presages first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis

Jose MA Wijandnd’s study ‘Five years before multiple sclerosis onset: Phenotyping the prodrome’ is now published in MSJ.

New Article: Sun exposure over the life course and associations with multiple sclerosis

Neurology has recently published Helen Tremlett’s article Sun exposure over the life course and associations with multiple sclerosis.

PiMS research featured in the Chronicle of Neurology & Psychiatry

Helen Tremlett’s ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS presentation was featured in the December 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Neurology & Psychiatry. Please find the coverage on pages 10 and 11 here.  


Meet José–cycling enthusiast hoping to improve the prognosis of people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

New article published in The Lancet Neurology

PiMS member José M A Wijnands article, “Health-care use before a first demyelinating event suggestive of a multiple sclerosis prodrome: a matched cohort study” was recently published in Lancet Neurology.

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