Research Matters magazine

Research Matters is our twice yearly magazine bringing you the latest developments, innovations and achievements in MS research.

We keep you up to date with all the most exciting research, featuring the groundbreaking achievements that mean real changes for people with MS. Meet the researchers committed to beating MS and hear stories from people taking part in research.  

It is brought to you by our award winning research team and put together with the help of people with MS and other health care experts.

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Read past issues

Research Matters Winter 2017 cover showing smiling lady in green roll neck jumperThe invisible symptoms issue - winter 2017

Our Winter 2017 edition focuses on the invisible symptoms of MS. We give an overview of what the symptoms are, what exactly causes them, and the research that’s happening to help manage them. 




The clinical trials issue - autumn 2015

Our autumn 2015 edition is focusing on clinical trials. We give an overview of what clinical trials are, an update on the latest exciting breakthroughs and some insight into the different ways to get involved.




The impact issue - spring 2015

Our Spring 2015 edition is all about impact. We take a look at how far MS research has come over the years, thanks to your support.




The collaboration issue - front coverThe collaboration issue - winter 2014

This edition highlights how researchers and people with MS work together, and highlights our international collaboration that’s bringing researchers from all around the world together to fight progression: The Progressive MS Alliance.



Research priority edition - front coverResearch priority edition - spring 2014

This issue focuses on our project to find the top 10 research priorities that are most important to people affected by MS and health care professionals. Find out what made the shortlist, and what our plans to tackle to them are.




Research Matters cover - summer 2013Risk factors for MS - summer 2013

We put the potential risk factors for developing MS under the spotlight, look at the latest research funded by the MS Society and give you an update on our work to beat progressive MS.





Research Matters cover - autumn 2012The progression issue - autumn 2012

In this special issue on progressive MS, volunteer Roger Bastow talks about the challenges of designing clinical trials for progressive MS. We also take a look at the recent research and international initiatives to take the research a step forward.




Research Matters spring 2012 front coverGetting involved - spring 2012

This issue explores some of the most important questions around MS research, how our understanding of MS is improving, advancements in MRI research and we also talk to Alan Taylor about why he volunteers on our research selection panel.



Myelin repair issue - front coverMyelin repair -  autumn 2011

We take a closer look at recent myelin repair discoveries and a sneak preview of what’s in store for the future. We also investigate what translational research is and why it’s important for MS research, and talk to Prof. Richard Reynolds, director of the MS Society Tissue Bank, to find out what happens behind the scenes at the Tissue Bank. 



Research Matters front cover - spring 2011Putting MS on the map - spring 2011

We find out what the MS Society will be doing to put MS on the map with the groundbreaking UK MS Register. We also take a look at research being carried out around the UK, including a clinical trial in Nottingham using hookworms as a potential treatment for relapsing remitting MS, and the results of research looking at the benefits of a Pilates programme in people with MS who use wheelchairs.



Research Matters cover - autumn 2010Major investments - autumn 2010

We look in detail at one of our major investment projects, the UK MS Register. There are also articles on cognitive behavioural therapy clinical trials and how this type of therapy could help people with MS. 




Stem cell collaboration - front coverStem cell collaboration - spring 2010

This issue put stem cells in the spotlight, looking at how they might be used to treat MS in the future and researchers around the world working together to develop stem cell treatments.

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