Last year we secured funding for a phase 3 trial of simvastatin, a drug for people with secondary progressive MS. Now that the trial’s begun recruiting we quizzed Research Manager Marie Braisher on its inner workings.
While some people bask in the sunshine, for people with MS the summer months can be hard. Over 60% of people with MS say that their symptoms get worse in the heat. With symptoms like fatigue, blurred vision and muscle weakness all getting worse with changes in temperature, heat sensitivity can have a massive impact on someone’s life. But what causes heat sensitivity in MS? And what can researchers do to help? We put heat sensitivity under the microscope and speak to a researcher whose work could lead to treatments that stop MS symptoms getting worse in the heat.
Dealing with a diagnosis of MS can be daunting and getting the right support can be crucial. We spoke to Professor Roshan das Nair from the University of Nottingham about his work to improve the experience of people at diagnosis.
Targeting the immune system not is as effective for progressive MS as it has been for relapsing MS. We spoke with Professor Chris Linington from the University of Glasgow about his research to understand why this is.