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MS in the media - 11 September 2015

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Melatonin and seasonal fluctuations

American research suggests that the seasonal fluctuation in symptoms (fewer relapses in autumn and winter) may be due to the protective effects of melatonin, which is produced by the body when not exposed to sunlight

Source: Science News
Source: Havard Gazette

Cladribine comeback planned

Based on "new data and additional analyses of the compound’s benefit-risk profile", Merck is planning to submit cladribine to the EMA, the European drug regulator, for licensing.  The development of the drug was stopped in 2011 following potential cancer risks

Source: Merck press release
Source: Reuters

MS Trust link: Cladribine - A to Z of MS