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Can running help prevent MS?

Running has made the news recently with an animal study that looks at the impact it has on the brain. What did it show? We take a look behind the headlines.

'Temporary tattoos' and MS - what's the evidence?

Temporary tattoos have hit the headlines as research reveals a quirky new way to target the immune system. But what did the study show? We take a closer look at the evidence.

What My MS, My Needs means to me

Not always getting the care that I’ve needed has been pretty hard at times, so I was really interested in the results of the My MS, My Needs survey.

The survey aimed to find out more about access to treatment, care and support among people with MS.

An exciting headline…but is it good research?

It’s never been easier to access information about health issues. With science journals becoming more freely available and medical research receiving more media attention than ever, how can we know which research to trust?

A pain in the neck: King’s College researchers tackle MS pain

Fatigue, vision problems, trouble walking – the symptoms of MS are varied and unpredictable. But what about pain?

A team of researchers from King’s College London thought it was about time we understood more about the effects of pain on people affected by MS.   

Dr Paolo Muraro talks stem cell treatments and new research

As reported in the news today, there have been new results published on autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), describing the long-term effects of stem cell transplantation.

We spoke with leading expert in the field of stem cells and MS research, Dr Paolo Muraro from Imperial College London, about making sense of the study and what it may mean for people with MS.

Fasting-mimicking diets - what’s the evidence?

Fasting-mimicking diets (FMDs) have hit the headlines with new research discussing their potential for people with MS. But what did the study show? We take a look behind the headlines. 

David and his team are o-fish-ally Legends of the Lab

Superman can fly. Iron Man has his powered suit. Wonder Woman has incredible lasso skills. Professor David Lyons has his battalion of zebrafish. MS Award nominees David and his team in Edinburgh are hoping to change lives using these tiny fish…

Under the microscope: a good gut feeling

Did you know you have more microbes in your stomach and intestines than you have human cells making up your body? It may sound like science fiction, but these hidden hitchhikers have important roles to play in the body. 

More than just a game

Whether it's Call of Duty or Candy Crush, computer games are big business and the mounting popularity of ‘gaming’ shows no signs of slowing down. 

With gaming technology constantly improving, researchers have started to investigate if any of it could help people with MS.

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