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Multiple Sclerosis => MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS => Topic started by: agate on November 30, 2017, 03:49:15 pm

Title: Possible blood test to monitor MS disease activity
Post by: agate on November 30, 2017, 03:49:15 pm
From Medical News Today, November 30, 2017, an article about a study involving only 85 people  followed for 2 years but apparently showing that there's a nerve protein, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), that can be detected in the blood indicating when new MS lesions are developing.  This could be promising news, but they have a way to go yet.

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320219.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-us)
Title: Blood test that helps predict disease activity might lower need for MRIs...
Post by: agate on December 04, 2017, 04:19:12 pm
More on this in Multiple Sclerosis News Today, December 4, 2017:

https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2017/12/04/blood-test-seen-to-predict-ms-disease-activity-might-lower-need-for-mri-scans/?utm_source=Multiple+Sclerosis&utm_campaign=8b608cf3e9-RSS_US_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5fb7a3dae-8b608cf3e9-71286581 (https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2017/12/04/blood-test-seen-to-predict-ms-disease-activity-might-lower-need-for-mri-scans/?utm_source=Multiple+Sclerosis&utm_campaign=8b608cf3e9-RSS_US_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5fb7a3dae-8b608cf3e9-71286581)