Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Model of Neuromuscular Junction May Help Evaluate MG Treatments

Scientists described a new cellular model of the neuromuscular junction that could be useful for diagnosing myasthenia gravis (MG) or developing new treatments for the condition. “New approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases are sorely needed, as decades of research have resulted in limited therapeutic advances. We hope…

PRO Tool May Better Address MG Symptoms Most Affecting Patients

By analyzing available research and conducting nearly 100 interviews with patients, an international team of researchers crafted a new tool to measure the severity of myasthenia gravis (MG) based on patient experiences. Called MG Symptoms PRO, this tool has the potential to aid clinical trials by better capturing a…

Top 10 Myasthenia Gravis Stories of 2021

Throughout 2021, Myasthenia Gravis News has brought you coverage on the latest scientific advancements and clinical trials related to myasthenia gravis (MG). We look forward to continuing to be a resource to the MG community across 2022. Here are the top 10 most-read MG news stories of 2021, along with a…

Case Report Highlights Rare Form of MG Affecting Newborns

Infants born to women with myasthenia gravis (MG) may develop a rare condition called transient neonatal myasthenia gravis (TNMG), which needs to be properly recognized in order to be appropriately managed, a new report highlights. “A neonate [newborn] born to a mother with MG is at risk for…

Ultomiris Rapidly Eases Symptoms of Generalized MG in Phase 3 Trial

Treatment with Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz), a complement-blocking therapy, quickly eased symptom severity in adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), according to data from a Phase 3 trial. Findings were shared at the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) Scientific Sessions 2021 in the presentation, “Efficacy and safety…

FDA Approves Vyvgart for Adults With Most Common Form of gMG

Vyvgart (efgartigimod) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody positive, the therapy’s developer, Argenx, announced. According to Argenx, this patient group represents about 85% of all with generalized MG. “Today is…

‘Human-on-a-Chip’ Disease Model Can Potentially Test Therapies Better

“Human-on-a-chip” technology developed by Hesperos can be used to model myasthenia gravis (MG), a new study shows. “This system has the potential to help researchers understand which mechanisms are driving a specific patient’s disease, including presence of particular autoantibodies [self-targeting antibodies], and could be used to further evaluate…

2021 Myasthenia Gravis Survey Results

BioNews Survey Infographic

Myasthenia Gravis News conducted a survey from Feb. 11-March 28 to gain greater insight into the characteristics of the MG community and disease management. Results of the survey have now been published. Click on the image to view the infographic, and click here to read the story.