Blog: MS news

MS Society Research Talk 13th November

31 October 2017

Research Talk

Date: Monday 13th November 2017, Time: 10:30 - 13:30 Venue: The Salvation Army Hall Chalfont Close, Lower Earley, RG6 5HZ

Swiss Genomics Firm, Biogen and Microsoft Team Up to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

31 October 2017


BC Platforms and Microsoft will be working with Biogen and the Accelerated Cure Project to study the genetics of multiple sclerosis and accelerate research.

Positive results for clinical trial in progressive MS

31 October 2017

Source MS Society:

Researchers in the US have proclaimed their initial test of ibudilast for MS a success.

A message from Trishna

17 October 2017

A message from Trishna

I've been asked to help source participants for a focus group that I'm attending to look at a new patient platform that has been developed to make the clinical trials process more patient-friendly.

Don't get caught out in a power cut - register with the free SSE Priority Service

6 October 2017

It doesn't matter who your electricity supplier is, if you are disabled you can register to receive the SSE Priority Service.

Need Financial Assistance@

5 October 2017

Source MS Society:

Need Financial Assistance? Who can help?

3D printing brain scans helps doctors with a tricky diagnosis

5 October 2017

Source Tech Crunch:

When there’s a problem in the brain, it pays to be precise — every millimeter counts with something like a tumor or blocked artery.

Long-term Lemtrada Treatment Benefits Demonstrated in Extension Study

4 October 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

A five-year study demonstrated that Sanofi-Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) provides long-term benefits for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, reducing relapse rates and preventing the progression of the disease.

Importantly, most patients required only the standard two-phase treatment course. Few needed additional courses because of relapse or new brain lesions....

End to ESA reassessments comes into effect

4 October 2017

Source MS Society:

From the 29th September, some people with MS won't have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment.

Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can't work.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed this change will start from today. They’ve also provided more detail about who it will apply to....

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS?

22 September 2017

Source MS Trust:

How did you feel when you were diagnosed with MS? Angry? Scared? Perhaps even relieved? Whatever you felt, or are feeling now, it's OK.