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  • ISC What's Hot at ISC 2017? Following hard on the heels of Super Bowl LI, the International Stroke Conference 2017 will hit Houston with a wave of new stroke research.
  • ACTRIMS ACTRIMS Forum 2017: Focus on Diet, Genetics, Microbiome in MS The organization's second stand-alone meeting will be held over 3 days in Orlando, Florida, and will concentrate on factors in multiple sclerosis susceptibility and the clinical course.
  • NOACs Now Seen as Go-to Anticoagulants for New-Onset AF The study provides an interesting snapshot in time, but experts call out its limitations and the need for all eligible atrial-fibrillation patients to receive anticoagulant therapy.
  • Stem Cell Transplant Induces Sustained MS Remission In newly published data from the HALT-MS trial, patients with relapsing-remitting MS who underwent stem cell transplantation had high rates of event-free and progression-free survival 5 years later.
 

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