29 August - 4 September 2020
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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
MS in the Media
27 Nov 2020 - 00:00
- Depression affects multitasking in MS
- Benefits process in Scotland
- Cancer risks and multiple sclerosis
- Gut immune cells and relapses
MS in the Media
20 Nov 2020 - 00:00
- New study for advanced MS
- Campaign for fair benefits during the pandemic
- Stem cells compared to Lemtrada
- DMD use and finances
David Martin appointed Chair of the Neurological Alliance
18 Nov 2020 - 00:00
The MS Trust is delighted to announce that CEO David Martin, has been voted in as Chair of the Neurological Alliance.