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Myasthenia Gravis 101 Seminar Recap

  What Every Myasthenia Gravis Patient Should Know MGF of Illinois Fall Seminar Seventy-five people were on hand October 25 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois to hear Matthew Meriggioli, MD, share the latest information about myasthenia gravis. Dr. Meriggioli, Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, explained current understanding… Read more »

Raising MG Awareness – Puerto Rican Style

Ben Maravilla is a one-man dynamo for raising MG awareness in Aurora, Illinois. For the third year running, he entered a “Myasthenia Gravis” float in Aurora’s July Puerto Rican Heritage Parade. His daughters and grandchildren got in on the fun. They walked with the “Myasthenia Gravis – Snowflake Disease” banner, handed out candy, and even… Read more »

MG Awareness – Strides Walk

3rd Annual Strides Against MG Walk Our family-friendly celebration to raise awareness for myasthenia gravis was all set for June 7, but Mother Nature had other plans. Over 100 MG supporters came out to cheer our cause, while the other 100 registrants opted to stay dry and raise awareness at home. Even so, our awareness-raising… Read more »

3 Research Grants Awarded for 2015-16

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois is proud to announce grant award winners for 2015-2016. John Yi, PhD, Duke University,  will receive $88,000 for his pilot study, “Profiling of ACHR-Specific B Cells in Myasthenia Gravis.” Henry J. Kaminski, MD, George Washington University, has been awarded $88,000 for his pilot study “Evaluation of IL-17A as a… Read more »

Rituximab and MG Study: Participants Needed

A Phase II Trial of Rituximab in MG is being conducted at multiple locations in the U.S. The study is being led by Dr. Richard J. Nowak at Yale University School of Medicine. It is a multi-center randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. The study is coordinated by NeuroNEXT, the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical… Read more »