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Potential PML vaccine being developed
Researchers say that they are developing a vaccine that helps the immune system fight the virus that causes PML - a serious brain infection that can be a side effect of some disease modifying drugs. The approach has so far only been studied in a handful of humans.
Source: University of Zurich
MS Trust link: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
Measuring progression in trials
Research using the international MSBase registry suggests that trials that are using disease progression as an outcome measure should be longer. About a quarter of people assessed as having a permanent increase in disability on the EDSS scale after three months were found to have improved in the subsequent 10 years.
Source: News Medical
MS Trust link: Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)