Source Neurology Advisor: In patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), fingolimod may protect against deep gray matter (dGM) and thalamus volume loss and may also lead to slower disability progression compared with placebo, according to an analysis published in Neurology.
Source MS Society: Researchers at the MS Society Edinburgh Centre for MS Research have found that extra myelin can be sent to the wrong part of the nerve – an important insight for MS treatments.
Source MS Trust: The causes of MS are not well understood and there are a number of factors to be considered. You may wonder whether you did something to cause your MS or if you could have stopped MS from happening to you. The answer is 'no'. No one could have advised you how to prevent your MS.
Source Royal Holloway University: We are looking for volunteers with Relapsing Remitting MS to take part in a new study investigating the relationship between specific mental skills and employment in Multiple Sclerosis
Source BBC: MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage. A study of a new drug to treat advanced cases of multiple sclerosis suggests it may be possible to delay progression of the disease in the short term, although the effects were small.
Source BBC: A year on from gruelling stem cell treatment for her multiple sclerosis, BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt reveals what effect the potentially life-changing "reboot" of her immune system has had on her life.
Source MS Society:
Disease modifying therapy daclizumab (Zinbryta) has been withdrawn from sale worldwide. Its manufacturers took the decision after reports that a number of people taking the treatment developed serious inflammatory brain disorders.
A research request: I am a psychology student currently working on behalf of King's with Professor Rona Moss-Morris and neurologist Dr Victoria Williams on a large scale project looking at fatigue in MS.
Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:
Inhibition of the neuroactive opioid growth factor (OGF) alters the blood levels of important pro- and anti-inflammatory proteins in mice with multiple sclerosis (MS)-like disease.
Opinion Health is currently conducting a study that involves patients with multiple sclerosis, and we would like to kindly ask for your support.