Tisch MS News

  We are currently the only center in the United States that is conducting an FDA approved clinical trial using stem cells in patients with MS. The goal of the Phase I trial is to determine whether or not the therapy is safe and effective. We hope that this will lead to additional future trials and that with our concurrent research, the reversal of disability will become a realistic therapeutic objective.  
Metabolomics is an emerging field of science that studies the collection of all metabolites in a biological system. Dr. Fozia Mir, Assistant Research Scientist at Tisch MS, presented a comprehensive overview of how metabolomic studies are currently being applied to MS research. Dr. Mir also presented her own exciting work describing the screening of metabolites in the cerebrospinal fluid from MS patients. Intriguingly, a number of metabolites were altered in different subsets of MS patients, highlighting several new metabolic pathways that may be altered during the disease.
Today, Dr. Saud A. Sadiq and Dr. Massimiliano Cristofanilli will present at a meeting held by the San Marino Foundation for the Research and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases and the Sammarinese Association for Multiple Sclerosis in San Marino, organized by Dr. Susanna Guttmann, Chief Neurologist for the Institute of Health Care at San Marino. Attending the meeting will be San Marino’s highest ranking authorities on health care, Dr. Guttmann, neurologists and health care providers at the San Marino Association, as well as doctors and MS patients from Italy and multiple media agencies.
Two studies from the Tisch MS Center were selected by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Science Committee to be highlighted as a significant advance based on animal research. Congratulations to first authors Ruth-Anne Langan (Dr. Violaine Harris' group) and Dr. Marwan Alahiri (Dr. Ying Liu's group) for being selected. 
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently announced that it accepted eight of the Tisch MS Research Center of New York’s research abstracts to be presented at its 2015 Annual Meeting. This year marks the AAN’s 67th Annual Meeting, which will be held April 18th – 25th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. 
Congratulations to Dr. Saud A. Sadiq who has been recognized in Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors" 14th ed. and "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area" 18th ed.
Due to the impending storm and weather conditions, the Tisch MS Research Center of New York will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th.
The Tisch MS Research Center will be closed Monday, January 19th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Dr. Massimiliano Cristofanilli and Dr. Fozia Mir presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington D.C. on November 15th. They spoke to an eager audience of over 200 scientists as part of the Demyelinating Disorders Nanosymposium. The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest event focused on scientific discovery related to the brain and nervous system.

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