Detailed Genetic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in MS, Reports Risk Variant in X Chromosome
Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: A new large-scale genetic map implicates broad immune system dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests a key role of brain immune cells called microglia, and indicates an MS-related gene variant located in the X chromosome.
Source MS Trust: The ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis) is the largest annual international conference devoted to basic and clinical research in multiple sclerosis. The 2019 meeting took place in Stockholm from 11 to 13 September.
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.
Source MS Trust: Draft guidance published today on August 8 does not recommend Sativex as a treatment for MS spasticity because it is not a cost-effective treatment.
Brain ageing has been reversed for the first time – offering hope of cure for Alzheimer’s disease & multiple sclerosis
Source The London Economic: The groundbreaking feat was achieved by destroying a protein that stiffens the organ - much like muscles and joints.
Source BBC: Scans carried out when someone is first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis can predict their long-term prognosis, research has shown.
Source Kings College London: "I am a third-year psychology student at King’s College London, currently assisting a PhD student, Jowinn Chew (cc'd in this email), on her research supervised by Dr Colette Hirsch and Prof Rona Moss-Morris from the Health Psychology Department. The research is focusing on identifying the cognitive mechanisms which underpin and maintain anxiety surrounding illness uncertainty within MS.
The MS Society is hosting a talk on stem cell treatments for people MS in Cheltenham on the 28th of September.
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.