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Machine learning identifies new subtypes of MS from MRI scans

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Source MS Trust: Researchers wanted to find out if there are hidden patterns in MRI brain scans taken over time that would better identify biological differences in MS activity and detect progression earlier.

Introducing Octopus – the world’s first multi-arm, multi-stage trial for MS

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Source MS Society: We’re pleased to introduce Octopus - our revolutionary, multi-arm, multi-stage trial that will transform the way we test treatments for progressive MS.

Ofatumumab licensed for active relapsing-remitting MS in UK

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Source MS Society: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and European Commission (EC) have licenced ofatumumab to treat adults with active relapsing MS.

UK to test existing drugs as treatment for MS in world-first trial

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Source The Guardian: Researchers will test several drugs at once to speed up identification of those that slow or reverse symptoms

Why do our brains stop repairing myelin as we get older?

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Source MS Society: A new study has discovered a specific gene plays a major role in myelin repair becoming less effective as we age.

To stop MS from getting worse, we need to find ways to repair damaged myelin – the protective coating around nerves in our brains.

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Mindfulness-based interventions for mental well-being among people with MS

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An interesting study on mindfulness-based interventions for mental well-being among people with multiple sclerosis.

The Brain and Spine Foundation and the Neurological Alliance have launched a new mobile app and website

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Source MS Trust: One in six of us live with a neurological condition. Millions of individuals, stories and experiences cannot be ignored.

Neuro Life Now want to hear about your experiences

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Neuro Life Now is a new organisation that wants to hear your experiences of treatment and care within the NHS or from other social care providers.

MS specific vaccine Q&A

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Professor Giovannoni from Barts has just released a really useful MS-specific vaccine Q&A. (Note: people should always follow the advice of their own consultant or medical professional)

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