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NASA reports Immune cells may be key to Brain Health

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHampton, VA – The team at the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia looks a lot like the multinational collaboration onboard the International Space Station, with researchers from 16 different countries combining their talents to do biomedical research.

Led by Dr. Jonathan Kipnis, the BIG team’s research is big indeed, as they work together to find treatments for major neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and dementia.

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis is part of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia. (NASA/David C. Bowman)

Dr. Jonathan Kipnis is part of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia. (NASA/David C. Bowman)

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Walk MS: Clarksville to be held Saturday, April 15th

 

Saturday event to raise awareness, fundraiser

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Citizens are invited to join friends and neighbors for Walk MS: Clarksville on Saturday, April 15th in Liberty Park.

Walk MS: Clarksville is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, and be inspired. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people at more than 550 locations across the country walked to create a world free of MS, raising nearly $50 million.

Walk MS: Clarksville to be held at Liberty Park on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

Walk MS: Clarksville to be held at Liberty Park on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation receives $7,580 grant for Sport Wheelchairs

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that it has received a $7,580 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

The award was one of 107 grants totaling over $735,482 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Quality of Life grant received from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to be used for Sports Wheelchairs.

Quality of Life grant received from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to be used for Sports Wheelchairs.

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Medical Marijuana Proposal gets to Tennessee House Floor

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – A proposal bringing medical marijuana to Tennessee was brought to the House of Representatives floor Tuesday for consideration.

This is the first time a medical marijuana proposal has made it to the floor for a vote. The proposal was in the form of an amendment by Representative Sherry Jones (D-Nashville) to HB0582. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Walk MS event to be held Saturday, April 6th at Liberty Park

 

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian to Marshall the Event

Walk MSClarksville, TN – Have fun in the great outdoors and help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Participate in the 2013 Walk MS event in Clarksville on Saturday, April 6th, and help the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise funds for the 9,000 residents living with MS throughout Tennessee.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan receives prestigious Hope Award from Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, September 20th, 2012, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was presented the Hope Award from the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“The Hope Award is our highest honor for someone who goes above and beyond by supporting our mission,” said Stacy Mulder, president of the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Local Walkers “Join the Movement” to Create a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis

 

National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyClarksville, TN – Have fun in the great outdoors and help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Participate in the 2012 Walk MS event in Clarksville on Saturday, April 28th, and help the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise funds for the nearly 9,000 residents living with MS throughout Tennessee.

The MS Walk will be held outside, rain or shine. Walkers will enjoy an event that features a walk at the Hilldale Church of Christ and a fun day with family and friends. Prior to May 31st, walkers will collect contributions from supportive local companies, family and friends. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

 

Statement from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – “A few days ago, I was diagnosed with MS, Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a condition that affects thousands of people, and I’m now one of them. ”

“I’m grateful to the tremendous medical team, who is so effectively teaching my family and me about this condition. ”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the Tuesday 11:30pm press conference.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the Tuesday 11:30pm press conference.

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