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MS in the media - 12 August 2016

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6 August - 12 August

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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Life isn’t always a fairytale, MS has crept up on me

Journalist Helen Fowler picks up the Harry Potter theme to write about using a mobility scooter on a visit to Alnwick Castle with her children.

Source: Scotsman

MS Trust link: Equipment
MS Trust link: Fatigue
MS Trust link: Walking difficulties

New technique to kill off immune system prior to stem cell transplant

Researchers in the States have developed a new technique to kill off the immune system in mice.  It is suggested that this could eventually be used in MS stem cell therapy which currently requires treatment with powerful chemotherapy drugs.  This is an interesting line of research, but there is still a lot of work needed to translate this approach to a clinical treatment.

Source: Daily Mail
Source: Telegraph

MS Trust link: A short guide to stem cell therapy for MS

Benefits of early treatment – 11 years later

Reports a follow up of people with first symptoms of MS (clinically isolated syndrome) who took part in a clinical trial 11 years ago. 

Source: Medscape

MS Trust link: Clinically isolated syndrome