Blog: Research

What the brain's wiring looks like

4 July 2017

Source: BBC

The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.

Researchers Find Gene Mutation in Multiple Sclerosis That Runs in Families

3 July 2017

Source: Multiple Sclerosis News Today

A variation in the NLRP1 gene is associated with multiple sclerosis that runs in families, Slovenian researchers report.

European licence recommended for Cladribine (Mavenclad)

3 July 2017

Source: MS Trust

The next step in the approval process is for the European Commission to grant a licence for cladribine, taking into consideration the EMA's recommendation. Cladribine will then have to be appraised by NICE and the SMC to determine availability in the UK.

In anticipation of the granting of a licence, NICE have already started the appraisal process and a decision is expected to be published in February 2018. The MS Trust is contributing to the appraisal. If...

MRI scans could help predict MS progression

3 July 2017

Source: MS Society

New research has found that MRI scans can help predict how MS will progress. MRI is already used to diagnose MS.

Multiple sclerosis study reveals possible trigger

22 June 2017

Source Israel21c

Israeli scientists discover an abnormality in neurons’ protective membrane may enable the immune system to launch a mistaken attack.

Book now for Jacqueline du Pré Tribute concert raising money for MS research.

20 June 2017

Source MS Society

Globally acclaimed conductor, Daniel Barenboim, has announced a second performance at the Royal Festival Hall this October to raise funds for MS research.

Talk of a cure is premature

12 June 2017

Source MS Trust

A headline in the Daily Mirror makes claims for an experimental treatment that are not yet backed up by research.

iStep-MS Trial

18 May 2017

I would like to invite you to take part in a research project being carried out at the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre: the iStep-MS trial. This project is being carried out to find out how physiotherapists can best help people with MS to increase the amount of physical activity they do in a safe and enjoyable way.

Statins could soon treat multiple sclerosis as 'momentous' trial begins

9 May 2017

Source The Telegraph:

Statins could soon be prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis after a groundbreaking trial began to see if the cheap cholesterol busting drug could delay symptoms.

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