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It’s 16th October 2012, and the going home chant is dominating conversations, but there are a few more tests that I have to pass before I…


Distinct lesion morphology at 7-T MRI differentiates neuromyelitis optica from multiple sclerosis. Sinnecker T, Dörr J, Pfueller CF, Harms L, Ruprecht K, Jarius S, Brück W, Niendorf T, Wuerfel J, Paul F. Source From the NeuroCure Clinical Research Center (T.S., J.D., C.F.P., J.W., F.P.), Clinical and Experimental Multiple Sclerosis Research Center (J.D., C.F.P., L.H., K.R., F.P.), and Department of Neurology (L.H., K.R.), Charité-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin; Division of Molecular Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology (S.J.), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg; Department of Neuropathology (W.B.), University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen; Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (T.N., J.W.), Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin; Institute of Neuroradiology (J.W.), University of Luebeck, Luebeck; and Experimental and Clinical Research Center (T.N., F.P.), Charité-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin and Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany


Published: October 2011 Myasthenia Gravis during the Course of Neuromyelitis Optica Masoud Etemadifar a–d , Seyed-Hossein Abtahi a–c , Alireza Dehghani a,e , Mohammad-Ali Abtahi a,e , Mojtaba Akbari a,f , Nasim Tabrizi a,d , Tannaz Goodarzi g a Medical School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, b Isfahan Medical Students Research Committee (IMSRC), c Isfahan Research Committee of Multiple Sclerosis, d Department of Neurology, Medical School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, e Ophthalmology Ward, Feiz Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, f Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, and g National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Canker Group, Tehran, Iran Address of Corresponding Author Case Rep Neurol 2011;3:268-273 (DOI: 10.1159/000334128) ? ? Key Words Neuromyelitis optica Devic’s syndrome Myasthenia gravis Multiple sclerosis Aquaporin-4 Interferon Thymectomy ? ? Abstract Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that has been thought to be a severe subtype of multiple sclerosis for a long time. The discovery of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody as a highly specific marker responsible for the pathogenesis of NMO, not only has made a revolutionary pace in establishing a serologic distinction between the two diseases, but it has also classified NMO as an antibody-mediated disorder. Similarly, myasthenia gravis (MG) is a well-known antibody-mediated disorder


Mayo Clinic Researcher Receives AAN’s Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research Released: 3/31/2011 8:00 PM EDT Source: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) ? Newswise — HONOLULU – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is awarding the 2011 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research to Brian G. Weinshenker, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a Fellow with the AAN. Weinshenker will receive the award during the AAN’s 63rd Annual Meeting in in Honolulu, held April 9 through April 16, 2011


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