Multiple Sclerosis Discovery: The Podcast Of The Ms Discovery Forum

Sinopsis

Your independent source of news and information on research in multiple sclerosis and related diseases.

Episodios

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 80 with Dr. Kaarina Kowalec

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 80 with Dr. Kaarina Kowalec

    11/05/2016 Duración: 12min

    Full transcript: [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Eighty of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Interferon beta is a well-known and long used treatment for relapsing-remitting MS, but it's not without potential problems for some patients. While at the ECTRIMS conference in Barcelona last fall, I spoke with Kaarina Kowalec, a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. We discussed interferon beta and other drugs and their potential for liver toxicity. Interviewer – Dan Keller In terms of liver toxicity of interferon beta, what's the problem? Interviewee – Kaarina Kowalec I would say that about 1 in 50 patients that are exposed to this drug will experience a side effect known as drug-induced liver injury, or liver toxicity, essentially; it's an abnormality in their blood work. Most times it'll just go back down to normal and everything is fine, but in the rare occurren

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 79 with Dr. Nancy Monson

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 79 with Dr. Nancy Monson

    11/05/2016 Duración: 16min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-nine of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Wouldn't it be great to be able to predict who will develop MS? Then those people could be followed prospectively, possibly medication could eventually avert the disease, and at least some medical planning could be done early. Immunologist Dr. Nancy Monson, an associate professor in the department of neurology and neurotherapeutics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has developed a promising diagnostic test for relapsing-remitting MS that looks at unique antibody gene mutation signatures in B cells in cerebrospinal fluid. Interviewee – Nancy Monson We can identify with 86-92% accuracy patients who either have MS or will develop MS in the future. Interviewer – Dan Keller How long is the future? Dr. Monson So the longest patient we've tracked so far is 17 months out. MSDF And how quickly might this turn into MS? Dr. Mons

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 78 with Dr. Dessa Sadovnick

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 78 with Dr. Dessa Sadovnick

    11/05/2016 Duración: 20min

    Full Transcript: [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-eight of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. A lot can be learned about pregnancy and MS by tracking pregnant women and their offspring over time. Dr. Dessa Sadovnick, a professor of medical genetics and neurology at the University of British Columbia in Canada, has started such a registry with international colleagues. I spoke with her at the World Congress of Neurology in Santiago, Chile, in November, where she described these efforts and what a very focused registry can tell us. Interviewee – Dessa Sadovnick I'm not talking about a general registry. What I'm talking about is a pregnancy and outcome registry. So this is not just taking people who have MS and trying to keep track of them. This is looking at actual pregnancy outcomes and what happens to the children after. So it's a very specific type of registry. Interviewer – Dan Keller It seems like there's a multitude of

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 77 with Dr. Annette Langer-Gould

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 77 with Dr. Annette Langer-Gould

    08/05/2016 Duración: 19min

    Full transcript: [intro music] Host — Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-seven of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Pregnancy and the postpartum period present special concerns to women with MS. Dr. Annette Langer-Gould, a neurologist and epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, investigates ways to lessen the risk of relapses in these women. We discussed the effects of breastfeeding, among other topics, when we met at the ECTRIMS meeting last fall in Barcelona. Interviewer – Dan Keller In terms of pregnancy and breastfeeding in MS, what are you looking at? Interviewee – Annette Langer-Gould We're studying modifiable risk factors for postpartum relapses in women with multiple sclerosis. And specifically, we are looking at starting therapy shortly after delivery, whether that can reduce the risk of postpartum relapses, whether breastfeeding, particularly breastfeeding exclusively, could reduce the risk of postpartum relapses, and wheth

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 76 with Dr. Dessa Sadovnick

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 76 with Dr. Dessa Sadovnick

    02/05/2016 Duración: 16min

    FULL TRANSCRIPT:[intro music]Host — Dan KellerHello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-six of MultipleSclerosisDiscovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’mDanKeller.Pregnancy presents special considerations for women withMS.Beyond the medical and pharmacological issues, there aresocial,socioeconomic, and parenting concerns. Dr. Dessa Sadovnick,aprofessor of medical genetics and neurology at the UniversityofBritish Columbia in Canada, spoke on issues ranging frompregnancyplanning through the postpartum period at the WorldCongress ofNeurology in Santiago, Chile, in November, where we metup.Interviewer – Dan KellerLet's talk about gender and hormonal issues in pregnancy.Whatare some of the things you're looking at now?Interviewee – Dessa SadovnickWell, in terms of gender, it's really been interesting thefactthat initially it was actually thought that men may have MSmoreoften than females. And now, of course, it's very wellestablished,as with many other autoimmune diseases, that femalesare affectedmuch more

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 75 with Dr. Elaine Kingwell

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 75 with Dr. Elaine Kingwell

    29/04/2016 Duración: 12min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-five of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Today's interview features Elaine Kingwell, a research associate at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She and her colleagues have gathered and recently published incidence and prevalence figures for people with MS in the province. I spoke with Dr. Kingwell at the ECTRIMS meeting in Barcelona in October to find out the reason for the study and to explore the changing trends she found and their significance. Interviewer – Dan Keller What prompted you to do this study? Interviewee – Elaine Kingwell In British Columbia, we know that Canada has got a high incidence and prevalence rate of MS, but we don't actually have the numbers, so we've been doing a lot of research on MS in British Columbia for many, many years. But we don't have the incidence numbers for BC, and also the prevalence is out of date – the estimates that we have – so it reall

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 74 with Dr. Markus Reindl

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 74 with Dr. Markus Reindl

    25/04/2016 Duración: 13min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-four of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Today's interview features Dr. Markus Reindl, an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Innsbruck Medical University in Innsbruck, Austria. We discuss autoantibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, or MOG, a protein component of myelin. These anti-MOG antibodies are particularly important in pediatric demyelinating diseases. Interviewer – Dan Keller First of all, why don't you define MOG for our audience. Interviewee – Markus Reindl MOG is myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, and it's a myelin protein which was discovered about 30 years ago. It is of enormous interest to people working in neuroimmunology, because it's one of the main autoantigens used in experimental models for multiple sclerosis. And about 20 to 30 years ago, a lot of people started to work on autoantibodies against MOG in the field of MS because it was suspected to be a ke

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 73 with Dr. Donna Osterhout

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 73 with Dr. Donna Osterhout

    13/04/2016 Duración: 19min

    Full Transcript: [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-three of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Today's interview features Donna Osterhout, a cell biologist at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, USA. Dr. Osterhout talks about a new way of looking at myelin-making cells, which move and change shape in dramatic ways. Current MS drugs take aim at preventing new immune damage. In the future, researchers hope to figure out how to repair myelin and restore function. But first, let’s look at new content on MS Discovery Forum. Spring brings rain, flowers, and a bouquet of scientific meetings related to multiple sclerosis. See the list at msdiscovery.org under the tab “professional resources.” MSDF sent the only journalist to cover the recent meeting of the American Society of Neurochemistry in Denver, but you can count on a blitz of news from the media pack at the next meeting on the calendar – the American Academy of

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 72 with Mr. Nathaniel Lizak

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 72 with Mr. Nathaniel Lizak

    25/03/2016 Duración: 16min

    Transcript: [intro music] Host — Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy-two of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. Today's interview features Nathaniel Lizak, a young Australian investigator from the University of Melbourne who gave the first talk at the recent meeting in New Orleans of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, or ACTRIMS. Mr. Lizak discusses new findings showing that moderately advanced and advanced multiple sclerosis are more unpredictable than anyone knew, but worsening disability may be slowed by highly effective therapies. But first, let’s look at new content on Msdiscovery.org. Our latest data visualization shows statistical snapshots of MS worldwide. Survey data from the MS International Federation show that, as of 2013, the estimated number of people in the world with MS increased to 2.3 million, or about 33 people with MS for every 100,000 people. But MS rates and access to care vary widely from

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum -- Episode 71 with Brian Weinshenker

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum -- Episode 71 with Brian Weinshenker

    18/03/2016 Duración: 20min

    Transcript to come soon

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 70 with Dr. Brian Weinshenker

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 70 with Dr. Brian Weinshenker

    08/03/2016 Duración: 18min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Seventy of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. In today's interview, we'll talk with Dr. Brian Weinshenker of the Mayo Clinic about new diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and how it differs from MS. The new criteria build upon and broaden the definition of NMO that was based, in part, on the presence of antibodies to aquaporin-4. But to begin, let’s sample a few of the new studies we found in our weekly PubMed search of the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. You can link to each week’s list of curated papers at msdiscovery.org. On topic with our interview, an international team led by researchers in Tianjin, China, found a unique group of people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, or NMOSD, who carried autoantibodies to both aquaporin-4 and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein or MOG, a minor component of myelin. Among the 125 patien

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 69 with Dr. Alessandra Solari

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 69 with Dr. Alessandra Solari

    29/02/2016 Duración: 16min

    Transcript will be available soon.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 68 with Dr. Philip De Jager

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 68 with Dr. Philip De Jager

    10/02/2016 Duración: 18min

    Transcript to come soon

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 67 with Neda Razaz

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 67 with Neda Razaz

    26/01/2016 Duración: 11min

    Full Transcript [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Sixty-Seven of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. We’ll hear from Neda Razaz, a doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, on her research looking at what it means for child development when a parent has MS. The findings may help parents and health care professionals define strategies and services for children when needed.  First, let’s check out a few of the 70 new research papers we found in the last week. You cn see each week’s list of curated papers at msdiscovery.org. There’s a large and confusing cast of players in demyelinating diseases, such as MS and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. But if the central nervous system was a stage set in a spaghetti Western movie, at least everyone knows the bad guys wearing black hats would be the T cells, right? Hold your horses, say the German and U.S. authors of a review paper in the journal Tren

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 66 with Dr. Jeremy Hobart

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 66 with Dr. Jeremy Hobart

    19/01/2016 Duración: 19min

    Transcript will be available soon.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 65 with Dr. Gisela Kobelt

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 65 with Dr. Gisela Kobelt

    13/01/2016 Duración: 18min

    Transcript available soon.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 64 with Dr. Helen Tremlett

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 64 with Dr. Helen Tremlett

    05/01/2016 Duración: 13min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Sixty-Three of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the Podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. We’ve just passed the winter solstice. What better time than the shortest daylight hours of the year to check in with research at the University of British Columbia on sunlight and MS? Today we talk with Dr. Helen Tremlett who is exploring sun exposure over a person’s life course and how that syncs with their MS risk and disease course. In the weekly papers section on the MS Discovery Forum, this week’s list includes nearly 150 newly published research reports that could lead to better understanding and treatment of MS and related disorders. We selected four papers as editor’s picks. In one paper, researchers think they may have the first experimental evidence that MS may start with damage or loss of myelin-making cells in the brain and spinal cord. In this new mouse model of progressive MS, experimentally damaged brain cells make it hard for the mi

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 63 with Dr. Helen Tremlett

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 63 with Dr. Helen Tremlett

    28/12/2015 Duración: 15min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Sixty-Three of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the Podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. We’ve just passed the winter solstice. What better time than the shortest daylight hours of the year to check in with research at the University of British Columbia on sunlight and MS? Today we talk with Dr. Helen Tremlett who is exploring sun exposure over a person’s life course and how that syncs with their MS risk and disease course. In the weekly papers section on the MS Discovery Forum, this week’s list includes nearly 150 newly published research reports that could lead to better understanding and treatment of MS and related disorders. We selected four papers as editor’s picks. In one paper, researchers think they may have the first experimental evidence that MS may start with damage or loss of myelin-making cells in the brain and spinal cord. In this new mouse model of progressive MS, experimentally damaged brain cells make it hard for the mic

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 62 with Dr. Ellen Mowry

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 62 with Dr. Ellen Mowry

    21/12/2015 Duración: 15min

    Transcript will be available Thursday, 24 Dec

  • Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 61 with Dr. Yanming Wang

    Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 61 with Dr. Yanming Wang

    10/12/2015 Duración: 11min

    [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode Sixty-One of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the Podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m Dan Keller. In this podcast, Dr. Yanming Wang of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses a solution to the vexing problem of how to track changes in myelin in the brain and spinal cord, a measurement believed to be especially important for new candidate drugs to restore this insulating sheathing around axons. First, here are some new items in the MS Discovery Forum. A new data visualization showcases the collaborations among authors who published papers reporting the results of clinical trials in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis in the last 30 years. You can find the network map on msdiscovery.org under “Research Resources.” You can mouse over circles in the graphic to find researchers' names. Click and drag the circles to animate the map and reveal connections. In research news, a Swedish team took the first steps toward finding poten

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