Blog: Research

Can pure cocoa reduce fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis - want to help find out?

24 July 2017

Source Oxford Brookes University

A healthy diet may be a simple, cost effective and safe therapy for improving symptoms experienced in people with MS (pwMS), and thus for increasing quality of life. There is currently no cure for fatigue yet it is one of the most debilitating of symptoms associated with MS.

MS treatments: life-changing, but hard to access

21 July 2017

Source The Guardian

Therapies for multiple sclerosis are becoming more effective. But an underfunded NHS is struggling to provide timely diagnosis and make the latest treatments widely available.

MS Society Research Talk 9th September 2017 at the Hilton Hotel Reading

19 July 2017

There will be an event focused on research into MS on Saturday 9th September, at the Reading Hilton Hotel. This will give an overview of the exciting areas of MS research, as well as highlighting what we do as a Society to drive research forward. The speaker will be Dr David Coutts.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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