11 - 17 August 2018
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Rare genetic changes linked to primary progressive MS
Genetic screening of people with primary progressive MS has identified four rare genetic changes that are known to be linked to other neurological diseases and may play a role in primary progressive MS. Next step will be to look at biological functions of these genes to see how they may make people more vulnerable to progressive MS.
Source: MS Research Australia
MS Trust link: Genetic risk of developing MS
Early termination of pregnancy increases risk of relapses
A study in women with relapsing remitting MS found that early termination of pregnancy, either planned or spontaneous, was associated with a higher number of relapses in the 12 months after the event. A similar increased risk of relapses occurs during the three months after giving birth.
Source: Neurology Today
MS Trust link: Managing relapses
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.