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Posts from January 2016

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Optic neuritis and MS: a window into the brain

A study published this week has shown a drug used to treat epilepsy can help people with optic neuritis. Surprising as it may sound, this is really good news for people with MS!

Meet the Professors behind stem cell transplantation

We spoke to Professor Basil Sharrack and Professor John Snowden who are leading on the autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) programme at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, featured on last night’s Panorama episode.

7 things you need to know about AHSCT

After the BBC Panorama documentary ‘Can You Stop My Multiple Sclerosis', our research team put together some facts about autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT).

Under the microscope: the myelin repair race

Myelin repair is a hot topic in the world of MS research right now and so it should be.  

What is myelin?

Myelin is the protective coating around nerves – a bit like the insulation on an electrical wire. It helps messages travel smoothly and efficiently down our nerves. In MS, myelin is damaged, messages become disrupted, and this is what causes the symptoms people with MS are all too familiar with.

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