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MS in the media - 25 September 2015

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These are links to recent news stories 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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Olympic hopeful with MS

Kadeena Cox from Leeds, who was diagnosed with MS last year, is hoping to take part in next year's Olympics, either as a sprinter or as a cyclist.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post

MS Trust link: Exercises for people with MS

Potential PML vaccine being developed

Researchers say that they are developing a vaccine that helps the immune system fight the virus that causes PML - a serious brain infection that can be a side effect of some disease modifying drugs. The approach has so far only been studied in a handful of humans.

Source: University of Zurich

MS Trust link: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)

Measuring progression in trials

Research using the international MSBase registry suggests that trials that are using disease progression as an outcome measure should be longer. About a quarter of people assessed as having a permanent increase in disability on the EDSS scale after three months were found to have improved in the subsequent 10 years.

Source: News Medical

MS Trust link: Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)

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