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orty years ago, one of Dr. Stephen Hauser’s first patients was a young Harvard Law School graduate and White House aide with a case of multiple sclerosis that raced like a brush fire through her brain. She quickly lost her ability to speak, swallow, and breathe. She got married in a wheelchair in her hospital room, tethered to breathing and feeding tubes and dressed in her wedding gown.

“We had nothing to treat her with,” recalled Hauser, now director of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco. It was such a searing moment for the young doctor, then at the beginning of his neurology training, that he decided to dedicate his career to MS research.

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  • My ms started back in 2002 and I had been resisting to take any of the usual MS drugs (interferons etc.) until 2013 when I started to receive Tysabri infusions. That did not do anything for me so ihad put all my hopes on Ocrevus but looks like this is a long shot. But one can only hope!

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