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
Martin Baum on MS awareness week 2021
15 Apr 2021 - 00:00
As we approach another MS awareness week after what has been a very different last 12 months, Martin Baum reflects on the impact the coronavirus lockdown has had on him.
Could you be an MSTV reporter?
1 Apr 2021 - 00:00
We are looking for young people with a connection to MS to join our team of MSTV reporters.
Streaming for the win
12 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Anthony Chapman is a musician who was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. In this article we find out how he started streaming his beat making on Twitch and why he is helping the MS Trust make a theme tune for our new podcast series.