29 August - 4 September 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.
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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
Move it for MS Nick's story
7 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Nick, was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis at the start of the first lockdown. In this story we talk to him about how he coped with his diagnosis and how running helps him with his MS.
David's diary - Inclusion and diversity, where are we now?
6 Oct 2021 - 00:00
Just over a year ago we published a diary entry about Inclusivity and Diversity at the MS Trust. In this piece we take a look at what's changed since then and what we still need to do.
Flu season 2021
4 Oct 2021 - 00:00
This year is likely to involve a bigger flu vaccination programme in the UK, including for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the circulation of Covid-19 at the same time. Here we discuss who's eligible for a flu jab on the NHS and how to get one.
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