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The MS research that's offering me hope

8 October 2019

Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."Source BBC: "I don't like to think of the future. It's such a big question mark. I just keep living in the present."

Diabetes drug offers hope of new treatment for multiple sclerosis.

7 October 2019

Source The Guardian: Trial using rats showed the drug metformin repaired nerve damage caused by the disease.

Detailed Genetic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in MS, Reports Risk Variant in X Chromosome

3 October 2019

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.

Altogether, the findings — the result of the largest reported study of MS to date — provide the basis for up to 48% of the heritability for this disease.

The study, “Multiple sclerosis genomic map...

A request from Kings College London

23 September 2019

Hello! I am a PhD Student at King’s College London, and my project is focused on investigating anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis.

European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis 2019

23 September 2019

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.

NICE rejects Sativex in draft guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products

15 August 2019

Source MS Trust: Draft guidance published today on August 8 does not recommend Sativex as a treatment for MS spasticity because it is not a cost-effective treatment.

Grant from MS Society, Parkinson’s UK to Establish Digital Brain Bank

15 August 2019

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.

Early MS scans 'can predict long-term prognosis'

30 July 2019

Source BBC: Scans carried out when someone is first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis can predict their long-term prognosis, research has shown.

MS: Drugs trial hope for multiple sclerosis patients

30 July 2019

Source BBC: Welsh patients are taking part in a drugs trial aimed at slowing late-stage multiple sclerosis progression.

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