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Grant from MS Society, Parkinson’s UK to Establish Digital Brain Bank

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Source Parkinson's News Today: The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Tissue Bank at Imperial College London, is the largest repository of brain and spinal cord tissue samples in Europe.

The MS Trust have launched a new pack to help teachers and pupils raise awareness of MS and dispel some common myths and misunderstandings

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Source MS Trust: MS Trust supporter Jenna Chudasama teaches at a secondary school in Leicester and recently used the pack to deliver an assembly to students about her own MS experience. “I hope that I inspired others to live their life to the full, no matter what challenges they are faced with,” Jenna tells us.

NICE rejects Sativex in draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products

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Source MS Trust: Draft guidance published today on August 8 does not recommend Sativex as a treatment for MS spasticity because it is not a cost-effective treatment.

Lack of residential care for younger people with disability

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Source ITV: Nina, 46, is housed in an old people's home.

Brain ageing has been reversed for the first time – offering hope of cure for Alzheimer’s disease & multiple sclerosis

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Source The London Economic: The groundbreaking feat was achieved by destroying a protein that stiffens the organ - much like muscles and joints.

EMA warns that Gilenya must not be taken during pregnancy.

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Source MS Trust: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that Gilenya (fingolimod) must not be taken by pregnant women or women of childbearing age who are not using effective contraception.

The MS Society is hosting a talk on stem cell treatments for people MS in Cheltenham on the 28th of September.

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Source MS Society: Join us for an afternoon with Dr Claire Rice, Neurologist and MS Researcher in Bristol. Claire will give an overview about stem cell treatment for MS including its current role in disease management and research priorities.

Independent Mouse Study Reinforces Remyelinating Potential of ISP Therapy

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Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A new study demonstrates that intracellular sigma peptide (ISP) can promote remyelination in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS).

3-D Brain Models of PPMS and Parkinson’s Off to Space Station for Research in Microgravity

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Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) announced the start of a pioneering project to investigate the impact of microgravity on the neurodegeneration associated with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and Parkinson’s disease.

Daily living made easy public event - Windsor and Maidenhead

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Windsor & Maidenhead: There’s no better place to discover what’s available to support independent living than by attending a public event designed specifically with that in mind.

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