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#ThinkSpeak & #CharcotProject: what I love about science is that you are always learning Teriflunomide the dark horse of MS is getting more attention. #ThinkSpeak #CharcotProject #MSBlog I am always learning. Two things happened to me last year that have me take two steps back and say: 'Wow I didn't know that how interesting could it explain these observations could the drug be working this way or that way can we test this and that hypothesis how soon can we start ....' At ECTRIMS I met a…

Researchers May Have Found Answer To Defeat JC Virus And Eliminate PML!

JC Virus Carries a Mutation in MS Patients That Amplifies Brain Disease Known as PML

Read about how a mutation in the JC virus that causes PML, reduces T-cell responses to the virus, allowing it to evade the immune system in MS patients.

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The JC Virus and Risks for MS Patients

Understanding the JC Virus and the Risks for MS Patients Learn how an extremely common and normally harmless virus may put certain multiple sclerosis patients at risk for some dangerous complications and what you should discus with your doctor before starting treatment.

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Sad side effects: Tecfidera link to PML? (BG-12) JC Virus Brain damage from MS therapy drugs

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JC Virus Carries a Mutation in MS Patients That Amplifies Brain Disease Known as PML

Read about how a mutation in the JC virus that causes PML, reduces T-cell responses to the virus, allowing it to evade the immune system in MS patients.

JC Virus Vaccination Might Have Important Implications For Multiple Sclerosis Patients

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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is caused by the JC virus; like MS, it is a demyelinating disease. SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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The JC Virus and Risks for MS Patients

What Is the JC Virus? The John Cunningham virus, known more commonly as the JC virus, is a very common virus in the United States. According to the World Journal of Neurosciences, between 70 and 90 percent of people in the world have the virus. The average person carrying the JC virus will never know and is unlikely to suffer any side effects as a result of its being in his or her body. However, for a small percentage of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), that is not the case. The…