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
My search for MS support while studying for a PhD
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Laura is studying a PhD in Cancer Genomics and was diagnosed with MS in September 2020 following multiple hospital admissions. Here, Laura talks about how this affected her mental health and what more could be done to support other students going through the same thing.
MS, my mental health and a university degree
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Scarlet talks about how she learnt to manage her MS and mental health alongside the stresses of completing a university degree.
Receiving an MS diagnosis during my gender transition
22 Feb 2021 - 00:00
Chris shares his experience of being diagnosed with MS at the same time as starting hormone treatment and a surgical gender transition.