Blog: Feb 2020

Join us for a fantastic night to see the comedy Two Into One on Friday 19 June 2020

26 February 2020

One of our supporters, Sue, is organising a brilliant fundraising evening at the fabulous The Mill at Sonning to raise money for the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre.

Advanced notice of works on Friday 28th February in the afternoon

26 February 2020

Advanced notice: On Friday 28th February Drain and Able will be working in our car park during the afternoon clearing the surface water drains.

MS Patients Switching from Tysabri to Other Therapies May Risk Disease Activity

26 February 2020

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients switching from Tysabri (natalizumab) to other disease-modifying therapies may have an increased risk of disease activity, though the risk is lower if the switch is limited to three months, a study found.

Masitinib Slows Disability Progression in PPMS and Non-active SPMS, Phase 2/3 Trial Reports

26 February 2020

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: AB Science‘s masitinib significantly slowed disability progression in people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and non-active secondary progressive MS (SPMS) at a lower dose of 4.5 mg/kg a day, top-line results from a Phase 2b/3 clinical trial show.

Constipation Service

24 February 2020

If you struggle with constipation you are not alone. It is one of the most hidden, and least spoke about, symptoms of MS and can make other symptoms like spasticity and incontinence worse. Have you tried our new Abdominal FES service to see if we can help?

Sanofi MS drug results set stage for extensive late-stage testing

12 February 2020

Source With positive results from a mid-stage study in hand, Sanofi is pushing an experimental multiple sclerosis drug into an extensive late-stage research program comprised of four studies scheduled to begin in the middle of this year.

Gene Variants Linked to High Childhood BMI Point to Higher MS Risk, Study Finds

12 February 2020

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Genetic variations that increase body mass index (BMI) in childhood are associated with a higher risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) regardless of a person’s vitamin D levels, a study found.

Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Might Not Need To Reach the Brain To Have Clinical Efficacy

12 February 2020

Source Technology Networks: Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have made an important discovery that could lead to more effective treatments for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Reading Concert Singers Spring concerts supporting BMSTC

12 February 2020

The Reading Concert Singers are supporting the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre with another great series of concerts.

Where are the Severe Disability Premiums?

5 February 2020

Source Independent Living: The Court of Appeal has recently rejected the Department for Work and Pensions’ challenge to the High Court decisions that protected claimants who received severe disability premium against a drop in income when they were moved to Universal Credit.