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Gilenya Reviewed By European Medicines Agency

Heart problems after the first dose prompt a review   The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has begun a review on Gilenya (Fingolimod) after reports of heart problems after the first dose. One patient in the US also died within 24 hours of the first dose, although the cause of death has no...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday January 24 2012 09:58 AM

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Our Patron

MS Ireland is delighted to announce that Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, has accepted our invitation to become our patron. The President will be the sole patron of MS Ireland, succeeding Mary McAleese as the previous patron of the Society.   Michael D. Higgins, President of I...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday January 17 2012 10:01 AM

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End of an Era

It is with great sadness that we announce our charity shop in Bray, Co. Wicklow will close its doors for the last time on FRIDAY 23rd of December.   For over 20 years the Bray Shop has been an active part of the local community and played an important part in MS Ireland’s fundraisi...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday December 19 2011 10:04 AM

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Rare Gene links Vitamin D and MS

Researchers say a variant gene which reduces vitamin D levels could be directly linked to MS.   News article from BBC News Health A rare genetic variant which causes reduced levels of vitamin D appears to be directly linked to multiple sclerosis, says an Oxford University study. ...

Published by BBC News on Tuesday December 13 2011 10:08 AM

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Ireland Involved Awards

Mark Mitchell wins national volunteering award in Dublin Castle. MS Ireland is delighted to announce that MS Person of the year 2011 Mark Mitchell scooped one of ten national volunteering awards in a glittering ceremony attended by The President of Ireland, Micheal D Higgins. Mark is the curre...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday December 06 2011 10:12 AM

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New Research

MS Ireland to fund new myelin research Researchers from NUI Galway are to investigate the processes behind the creation and loss of myelin in the brain MS Ireland is set to fund a new three-year research project. Dr Una FitzGerald and her team in National University of Ireland (NUI) Ga...

Published by MS Ireland on Friday November 18 2011 11:43 AM

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