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Announcement

MSA Film entered in Neuro Film Festival – Please Vote

“My Hero an MSA Angel Story” by Alix Sun has been entered in the Neuro Film Festival.  This film was made in tribute to her sweet beautiful mom Valerie Anne Stephanski – March 26, 1936 – July 28, 2012 Winning film will be screened at the American Academy of Neurology conference in Philadephia in April. Please vote and share – votes close on March 27. View the film and vote here for: “My Hero an MSA Angel Story”

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The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition® Awards $44,000 to Fund the “Global MSA Registry and Study Group”

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition® Awards $44,000 to Fund the “Global MSA Registry and Study Group” The MSA Coalition® announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the "Global MSA Registry & Study Group.” The project is being led by researchers from Austria and the USA and will facilitate future international MSA trial recruitment and promote sharing

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Brain Awareness Week: March 10th – 16th, 2014

Join the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefit of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community

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What’s next for Kerry Simon in his battle against Multiple System Atrophy

With a staggering $540,000 raised at last week’s first charity benefit Simon Says Fight MSA, a Kerry Simon Comprehensive Clinic and a neuroimaging program will be established at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Last week's Charity benefit was indeed a success. Robin Leach served as MC for the night and joined Christian Kohlberg for the auction, which raised $152,000. Artist Peter Max’s donation of an at-home

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FFFoundation at the Annual Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences (NSNS).

  March is adopted as MSA Awareness month the world over and this month is seized as a great opportunity to boost awareness for the dreaded disease. This year, Funmi Fashina Foundation, took a step further by joining the Nigerian Society of Neurological Sciences (NSNS), an affiliate to the World Federation of Neurology at her 46th Annual General meeting and scientific conference and thereby using the platform to introduce the Nigerian neurological

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MARCH is MSA Awareness Month!

March is designated as Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month all over the world to increase public awareness of this progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the autonomic functions of the body. There is a need to create more awareness for Multiple System Atrophy. Individuals with Multiple System Atrophy lose the ability to walk, talk, chew, swallow, and even breathe over the course of a few years. Apart from members of the health team,

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US FDA approves Northera to treat NOH

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has (on 18th of February, 2014) approved Northera capsules (droxidopa) for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH), which is a rare, chronic and often debilitating drop in blood pressure upon standing that is associated with Parkinson's disease, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), and pure autonomic failure. Symptoms of NOH include dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, fatigue and fainting

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Happy Valentine’s Day

  Funmi Fashina Foundation wishes you a very happy Valentine's Day celebration. Please show love to someone today. Exend a smile, a hand shake, gifts, laughter, love, hugs... anything to show your affection, care and support. From us, here's a big warm hug and a poem. "Sonnet 116" is a poem written by William Shakespeare. This love poem is one of the most well-known sonnets of all-time. The poem speaks about what love is. Something

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London MSA Research Conference, 2014

Come Thursday Feb 27th, 2014 there will be an MSA Research Conference in London UK. The meeting will bring together researchers and clinicians interested in MSA to discuss current research, clinical management and future directions in MSA. The target audience will be neurologists, researchers and students. Speakers will include: Prof Tamas Revesz, UCL Institute of Neurology; Prof Niall Quinn, UCL Institute of Neurology; Dr Janice Holton, UCL Institute

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Statistics on Parkinson’s

Did you know that an estimated seven (7) to ten (10) million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. Did you know that as many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease. Did you know that men are one and a half times more likely to have Parkinson's than women. Care to find out

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