28 November - 18 December 2020
These are links to recent news stories about multiple sclerosis that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
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Encouraging stem cell results
Treatment of people with progressive MS with mesenchymal stem cells from their own bone marrow led to about half of the participants not experiencing any disease activity in the following year, according to an Israeli study. Unlike AHSCT (another type of stem cell treatment) the Israeli approach requires repeat treatments to remain effective.
In a different study in the USA, mesenchymal stem cell treatment reduced or reverse disability progression in three quarters of people with progressive MS. People who were more disabled at the start of the trial were more likely to see the benefits wear off after two years.
MS Trust link: Stem cell treatment
Covid boosters and shielding changes for people with MS
21 Sep 2021 - 00:00
From September 2021, the shielding programme for clinically extremely vulnerable people will close. A booster programme will top-up Covid vaccines for vulnerable people.
A sticky situation
13 Sep 2021 - 00:00
For some people with MS, relapses can be a big part of their condition. In this blog, Elaine discusses the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis, including what it feels like to be in a relapse.
Cycling 1,000km for the MS Trust
1 Sep 2021 - 00:00
Fundraiser, George shares his motivations for completing a 1000km cycling challenge on behalf of the MS Trust as well as some useful tips for others thinking of taking on their own physical fundraising challenge.
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