Blog: Research

Ofatumumab licensed for active relapsing-remitting MS in UK

9 April 2021

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

24 March 2021

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?

11 March 2021

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.

Although our bodies have the natural ability to repair myelin, this process breaks down in MS. Recently, researchers have discovered that ageing is a key cause of this breakdown. But they aren’t sure exactly why....

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

5 March 2021

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

Neuro Life Now want to hear about your experiences

26 February 2021

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

26 February 2021

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)

A shared goal to stop MS - new funding for research Centres of Excellence

19 February 2021

Source MS Society: Our two Centres of Excellence in Cambridge and Edinburgh will be working together to find new treatments, faster, for everyone living with MS.

Meet the physio helping people with advanced MS use their hands

12 February 2021

Do you remember the iStep research project? A few years ago, some of the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre members took part in the MS Society UK funded research. If you did, you might remember Dr Andrea Stennett?

Scotland first in UK to approve 'take at home' MS drug

12 February 2021

Source BBC: A new treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).