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MS in the media - 23 February 2018

17 - 23 February 2018

These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.

Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.

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Think Hand campaign launched

A campaign started by the MS team at the Royal London hospital to encourage research and treatment that preserves upper limb function. Currently research tends to focus on measuring the ability to walk.

Source: Evening Standard

MS Trust link: MS research updates

ACTRIMS conference review

A look back at highlights from the recent meeting for neurologists and researchers. The topics includes vitamin D and progression, rituximab for progression, testing for cognition and depression, impact of symptoms on daily activities and myelin repair

Source: National MS Society (USA)

MS Trust link: ACTRIMS

The work of the MS Brain Bank

Report on the MS Brain Bank at Imperial College, which collects brain and spine tissue for research into multiple sclerosis.  The Brain Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Source: iNews

MS Trust link: Organ donation