26 November - 2 December 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.
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Sports Personality of the Year shortlist published
Vitamin D and MS risk
Danish research used blood samples taken at birth from people born after April 1981 - 521 of whom had developed MS by 2012 and 972 didn't have MS. The lower the vitamin D levels at birth, the higher the proportion who had subsequently developed MS.
MS Trust link: Vitamin D
What stem cell research says about progressive MS
Researchers found that stem cells derived from the blood of people with progressive MS did not protect mice with an MS like condition or promote myelin repair. Stem cells derived from people who didn't have MS did do this. This is seen as suggesting something about the nature of progressive MS
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: A short guide to stem cell therapy