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Researchers Funded by the National MS Society Report New Clue to Cognitive Symptoms

July 9, 2015

Cognitive difficulties -- with remembering or processing information -- are experienced by many people with MS. Researchers funded by the National MS Society report that decreases in “connectivity” (how parts of the brain interact with one another) in a certain area of the brain may underlie cognitive issues. Understanding what causes cognitive challenges is key to developing additional strategies to address, stop or prevent them.

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Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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