17 – 23 March 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.
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Stem cell study for people with highly active relapsing MS shows promising results
Preliminary data from an international stem cell study for people with highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis has reported that those having stem cell treatment had fewer relapses and improved disability levels.
Siponimod secondary progressive MS results published in Lancet
Results from a large clinical trial of siponimod for secondary progressive MS (SPMS) have been published in the Lancet. Those taking siponimod had a 21% reduced risk of progression.
MS Trust link: Siponimod trial results
MS in the Media
17 May 2019
- Statin has potential as SPMS drug
- EastEnders MS storyline
My Vespa adventure for the MS Trust
13 May 2019
For his next fundraising adventure, our supporter Nick Jolly will be riding 2,500 miles to Hungary on his Vespa scooter. He tells us about the inspiration behind his challenge.
"When you lose something, it makes you appreciate what you have"
13 May 2019
Danielle MacGillivray stars in our new film, Danielle. Here she tells us about her MS diagnosis, why she wanted to share her story in the film and learning to "appreciate the little things" every single day.