Blog: Research

Online research - can you help?

24 January 2022

Can you spare 30 minutes to help with this research?

New study provides strong evidence for role of Epstein Barr virus as a trigger for Multiple Sclerosis

19 January 2022

Source MS Trust: New research has provided the strongest evidence yet that infection with the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) acts as a trigger for people to develop MS.

The team are recruiting 200 people with advanced progressive MS

12 August 2021

Source MS Society: Last year, we announced a new trial testing if a drug called cladribine can slow down the worsening of arm and hand movement for people with advanced primary or secondary progressive MS.

Machine learning identifies new subtypes of MS from MRI scans

14 May 2021

Source MS Trust: Researchers wanted to find out if there are hidden patterns in MRI brain scans taken over time that would better identify biological differences in MS activity and detect progression earlier.

Introducing Octopus – the world’s first multi-arm, multi-stage trial for MS

5 May 2021

Source MS Society: We’re pleased to introduce Octopus - our revolutionary, multi-arm, multi-stage trial that will transform the way we test treatments for progressive MS.

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.