28 May - 3 June 2016
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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Golfer with MS
Graeme Robertson, who has primary progressive MS, on his attitude to life with the condition and his fundraising attempt to play one hole on 18 different courses in one day to raise money for the Disabled Golf Association. (The story was written before the challenge, which was completed successfully)
MS Trust link: Personal stories of living with MS
Gene linked to rare form of MS
Canadian research has found a gene associated with a 70% chance of developing a rapidly progressing form of MS (not primary progressive MS in general as some papers say). The gene was found by looking at two unrelated families with a high number of cases of MS.
MS Trust link: Gene discovered that can increase risk of rare form of progressive MS - news item, 2 June 2016