7 August 2020
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Ofatumumab results published
A potential new disease modifying drug (DMD) for relapsing remitting MS reduced relapses by a little over half compared to another DMD (Aubagio), according to newly published results. Ofatumumab also reduced disability worsening at three and six months and disease activity on MRI scans
MS Trust link: Ofatumumab (Arzerra)
Nerve protecting mechanism identified
Researchers in Edinburgh have identified a natural mechanism that protects myelin from damage. Research in mice has found that this can be enhance using a diabetes drug called pioglitazone, which may protect nerves from further damage. More trials will be needed to establish how this might work in humans
MS Trust link: Neuroprotection
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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