20-26 August 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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Genes and vitamin D
Australian research that will be presented at a conference this week has found a connection between two genes associated with MS risk and levels of vitamin D. The research has not looked to see if increasing vitamin D makes the genes act correctly
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
MS Trust link: Vitamin D
Siponimod trial in secondary progressive MS
Results of a trial of siponimod found people on treatment took longer to show signs of progression than people on placebo. Disability (EDSS scores) was measured every three months. Other results, including progression measured with EDSS every six months, have not yet been released
MS Trust link: Siponimod (BAF312)