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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.
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Identical twins may give clues to MS
The immune systems of identical twins may give clues to how multiple sclerosis starts, according to German research involving 43 sets of twins where one has MS and the other doesn't. The immune cell profile of both twins was similar and the twins who didn't have MS often showed some signs similar to the very early stages of MS.
MS Trust link: Family risk of MS
Gut bacteria differences in MS
There are differences in the range of bacteria in the guts of people with multiple sclerosis and healthy controls, according to Japanese research. People with relapsing remitting MS lacked bacteria associated with energy metabolism and fatty acid synthesis. People with secondary progressive MS showed increased oxidative stress.
Source: MS News Today
MS Trust link: MS research updates
Natalie's MS journey and how it led to the Black MS Foundation, by Natalie
18 Jan 2022 - 00:00
We caught up with Natalie, Founder of the Black MS Foundation to hear about her multiple sclerosis journey and find out what led her to set up the Foundation.
MS and exercise: part one - a Q&A with physiotherapist, Henriette
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
In this first blog in a new series, we talk to physiotherapist, Henriette who answers some common questions people with MS may have about exercising.
New study provides strong evidence for role of Epstein Barr virus as a trigger for multiple sclerosis
14 Jan 2022 - 00:00
New research has provided evidence that infection with the Epstein Barr virus acts as a trigger for people to develop MS.
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