Blog: Research

Scientists Accelerate Stem Cells’ Production of Brain Cells to Just Days, Study Reports

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

British scientists have accelerated from weeks to days the process by which stem cells generate brain cells, which could open the door to new treatment approaches for diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Research on Faulty Stem Cells Suggests MS Patients Need Tailored Therapies

6 April 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Brain stem cells from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) patients lack the ability to repair brain damage and to trigger the maturation of protective myelin-producing cells, a surprising study with far-reaching implications indicates.

NICE backtracks on Biogen's multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta

21 March 2017


Biogen's new multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy should be available to NHS patients in England within three months after NICE reversed an earlier appraisal decision.

Ocrevus and the Hope of ‘Ending MS Forever’: Interview with MS Society’s Tim Coetzee

21 March 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

The potential approval of Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) this month supports the idea that, someday, a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) is possible, according to Dr. Tim Coetzee, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s chief advocacy, services and research officer.

While Coetzee — and the society he represents — realize the potential of Ocrevus to improve MS treatment, both also acknowledge that plenty of work remains to be done to reach...

New ‘budget impact test’ could delay access to new drugs

17 March 2017

Source MS Society:

NICE has approved a new affordability test for drugs, which could delay one in five new treatments becoming available on the NHS by up to 3 years.

Queen's University multiple sclerosis research 'a landmark'

15 March 2017

Source BBC:

Research by scientists at Queen's University in Belfast could revolutionise life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS Diagnostic blood test

10 March 2017

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today:

Molecular diagnostics startup IQuity is introducing a pioneering blood test that speeds up multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis to just seven days. Previously, this process could take up to months or years.

Multiple Sclerosis treatment is debunked by researchers in Canada

9 March 2017

Source The Guardian:

A surgical treatment pioneered in Europe that was sought out by thousands of people with multiple sclerosis has been categorically debunked by Canadian researchers

Study to determine whether the daily consumption of cocoa has the potential to reduce fatigue in people with MS

6 March 2017

Dr Shelly Coe, Lecturer in Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University will be at the Centre on Tuesday 28th March 2017 around 11.00am to talk to anyone who may be interested in this study.