Think about how much faster, easier, cheaper, and less invasive it would be if MS could be diagnosed by a simple blood test.
Scientists have identified biomarkers that can be used to diagnose MS and even predict MS before someone experiences any symptoms. Biomarkers may even be used to predict MS progression before it occurs.
Joining me to discuss how biomarkers may change the way MS is diagnosed and treated is Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, as well as the Director of the CLIMB Study and the Translational Neuroimmunology Research Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
We're also talking about a recent breakthrough in myelin repair.
We're sharing all the details about how you can participate in World MS Day on May 30th.
We'll tell you about a report commissioned by the National Academy of Medicine that takes a close look at the challenges of identifying credible health information in social media.
And if you're an MS caregiver, healthcare professional, or researcher, we'll give you the details of an important survey that you can participate in.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Biomarkers can change everything :22
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Lab-made molecule is shown to promote myelin repair in preclinical models of MS 3:23
National Academy of Medicine weighs in on the challenges of finding credible sources of health information in social media 5:03
An important survey for MS caregivers, healthcare professionals, and researchers 11:34
Dr. Tanuja Chitnis discusses biomarkers that may fundamentally change how MS is diagnosed and treated 13:38
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RealTalk MS Episode 247
Guests: Dr. Tanuja Chitnis
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS