The Sudden Closure of Northwestern University’s Stem Cell Therapy Clinic Raises Questions That Remain Unanswered

According to a recent article in The Scientist, Northwestern Medicine’s successful autoimmune and immunotherapy program is winding down and will be closed by the end of the year. The program,…

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FDA Approves Soliris for Treatment of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

According to a publication at Markets Insider, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Soliris (eculizumab) as a treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. The approval marks the first…

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Phase 3 Studies Spell Good News for Breakthrough NMOSD Treatment

Japanese drugmaker Chugai now has two positive phase 3 studies backing the efficacy and safety of the antibody satralizumab to treat neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Great news for the patient community of…

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Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Doesn’t Fool Around! Get Diagnosed, Get Treated!

Devic's disease, also known as neuromyelitis optica (NMO), affects the spinal cord and the optic nerves. It is a relapsing-remitting disease, meaning its symptoms can appear and disappear. In NMO,…

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WANTED: How to Suck the Power Out of Boring Scientific Presentations
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WANTED: How to Suck the Power Out of Boring Scientific Presentations

Well, for anyone who's looking for information about neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or what’s also known as Devic’s disease or Devic’s syndrome—AND who happens to have a spare 45 minutes on…

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NMO: One Girl’s Courage Reveals the Hidden Truth and Inspires the World
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NMO: One Girl’s Courage Reveals the Hidden Truth and Inspires the World

I just watched a YouTube video, posted by a sweet red-headed, freckly-faced teenager, who is living with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). NMO is a rare autoimmune, demyelinating disease that attacks people…

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NMO: How One Mom and Pop Founded an Empire of Hope!
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NMO: How One Mom and Pop Founded an Empire of Hope!

I am digging the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation! When their teenage daughter was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), which is a rare, demyelinating, autoimmune disease that can be life-threatening, parents Victoria…

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NMO: This Doctor’s Advice for Parents Makes Perfect Sense! Here’s Why…
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NMO: This Doctor’s Advice for Parents Makes Perfect Sense! Here’s Why…

OMG. It’s a Friday afternoon and as I’m sitting here, my heart is breaking for people with neuromyelitis optica, a very rare disease that use to be considered a rare…

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Why a Misdiagnosis of MS Could Kill You if You’ve Got NMO
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Why a Misdiagnosis of MS Could Kill You if You’ve Got NMO

Most everyone these days has heard about multiple sclerosis (MS) but aren’t so familiar with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), which is also called Devic’s disease or Devic’s syndrome. What’s so important…

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