Research Matters magazine
Research Matters is the MS Society’s twice yearly magazine bringing you the latest developments, innovations and achievements in MS research.
It aims to 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 the MS Society research team – winner of the Association of Medical Research Charities Science Communication Awards 2011 – and put together with the help of experts and people with MS.
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Read past issues
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 - 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 - 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.
Risk 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.
The 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.
Getting 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 - 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.
Putting 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.
Major 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 - 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.