Blog: Research

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.

Multi-million pound trial to investigate if statins could become MS treatment

9 May 2017

Source MS Society

We’re proud to be co-funding the phase 3 trial to test if simvastatin could become a treatment for secondary progressive MS. This phase 3 trial will involve over 1000 people with secondary progressive MS.

New drug for neurodegenerative disease is being developed

26 April 2017

Source BBC:

Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

26 April 2017

Source The Telegraph:

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.

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.

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