multiple sclerosis

By Aditi Pai January 28, 2015
Biogen Idec used Fitbit bands in a previous study Biogen Idec has partnered with Google X, Google's business unit for long-term “moonshot” projects, to study outside factors that might contribute to the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a report from Bloomberg. Google and Biogen will use sensors, software, and data analysis tools to collect and analyze data from people who...
By Jonah Comstock December 8, 2014
Naomi Fried, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Chief Innovation Officer, is leaving the hospital to become Vice President of Medical Information, Innovation, and External Partnerships at Biogen Idec, MobiHealthNews has learned. "I have loved working at Boston Children’s, which is one of the finest organizations in the world," she wrote in an email. "I feel grateful to all of the people at Boston...
By Aditi Pai September 2, 2014
A small study published in Radiology found that patients with multiple sclerosis who played a high-instensity video game on a Nintendo Wii saw improvement in the microstructural changes of their brains, which in turn improved the participant's balance. While MS has many symptoms, one symptom is loss of balance. Researchers conducted the trial to determine if the video game would help result in...
By Aditi Pai May 28, 2014
Health tracking and analytics platform Tictrac has partnered with Novartis to launch an awareness campaign, called The 7-Day Challenge to Live Like You, for multiple sclerosis (MS). "MS is a complicated disease, and one which affects many aspects of your life," Tictrac Senior Account Manager Nooreen Kara told MobiHealthNews in an email. "Whether it's stress, mood, fitness or sexual activity,...