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MS in the media

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12 - 18 December 2015

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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Brain cell death and nanoparticles

American research suggest that the death of oligodendrocytes can cause an autoimmune response against myelin that causes further damage.  They suggest this may be the trigger of MS.  They are developing nanoparticles to create an immune tolerance to myelin which they hope will prevent progression.

Source: Futurity
Source: Medical News Today

MS Trust link: Nerve damage caused by MS

Making the most of your life with MS in 2016 and beyond

A webcast looking at symptom management, wellness strategies and encouraging research on the horizon.

Source: National MS Society (USA)

MS Trust link: Lifestyle issues

Sense of smell

A review of previous research suggests that olfactory dysfunction - altered or absent sense of smell - could be a symptom in between 20 and 45% of people with MS. There was a correlation between these symptoms and EDSS levels, though the reviewers call for more research

Source: MedPage Today

MS Trust link: MS research updates

Woman dies after ruling to stop feeding

The woman with MS at the centre of the legal case in which the Court of Protection said that doctors could withdraw artificial feeding, has died.

Source: Daily Mail

MS Trust link: Judge rules on withdrawing treatment - MS Trust news item 20 November

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