Depression, anxiety may be among early signs of MS
New research is painting a clearer picture of the early signs of multiple sclerosis (MS), showing that people are nearly twice as likely to experience mental illness in the years leading up to the onset of the diseases.
Sep 26, 2023
$33.8M gift to transform MS research and save more lives, sooner
A $33.8 million gift has been donated to the University of British Columbia and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for multiple sclerosis (MS) research and care—the largest known donation ever for MS research worldwide.
Dec 7, 2022
Living near major roads linked to increased risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this week in the journal Environmental Health.
Jan 23, 2020
Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).
Jun 6, 2019
Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients.
Mar 18, 2019
Disability progression in multiple sclerosis linked to income, education
Neighbourhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 22, 2019
UBC researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation—a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
Feb 21, 2019
Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.
May 15, 2017
Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner
People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.
Apr 21, 2017
UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health scientists find genetic cause of multiple sclerosis
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have proven that multiple sclerosis (MS) can be caused by a single genetic mutation.
Jun 1, 2016
Definitive imaging study finds no link between venous narrowing and multiple sclerosis
A UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health study calls into question a controversial theory that MS is associated with a disorder proponents call chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency
Oct 8, 2013
New imaging technique holds promise for speeding MS research
UBC researchers have developed a MRI technique to detect multiple sclerosis.
Jun 12, 2013
Some MS patients experience “natural” improvements in disability: UBC-VCH research
Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients sometimes experience “natural” improvements in disability at least over the short term, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Oct 17, 2012
Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research
Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.
Jul 17, 2012
Multiple sclerosis patients have lower risk of cancer: UBC-VCH research
Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear to have a lower cancer risk, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The […]
Jun 21, 2012
UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health researcher discovers new type of spinal cord stem cell
A group led by a University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientist has discovered a type of spinal cord cell that could function as a stem cell, with the ability to regenerate portions of the central nervous system in people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Sep 15, 2011
UBC-VCH researchers funded by MS Society to investigate the validity of CCSVI
A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the University of Saskatchewan has been selected by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the National MS Society to assess whether a syndrome known as chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency has a role in MS.
Jun 11, 2010