Did you know you can donate your brain and spinal cord to MS research? It’s vital to efforts to find new effective treatments. We asked Ville Pitkaaho, a Research Nurse at the MS Society Tissue Bank some questions about tissue donation so you don’t have to.
We’re partners in Connect Immune Research – a project trying to link the science of autoimmune conditions. Last week, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme spoke about it in a special episode on women’s health.
Max Parmar is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at University College London. An expert in clinical trials, he has made countless contributions to medical research. Now he’s turned his attention to MS.
Clinical trials are key to finding treatments for everyone with MS. And although we often focus on the drugs being tested, it’s the people involved who really make these trials happen. In the next instalment of our #BehindTheTrials series, we catch up with three people working to make the MS-STAT2 trial a success as it nears its recruitment goal.
A recent study published in the journal Nature, showed that a cell in the brain called an astrocyte, can be triggered by our gut bacteria to fight inflammation. We caught up with Dr Michael Wheeler and Dr Liliana Sanmarco from Harvard University in the US about their findings.
For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re meeting some of the brilliant women from the BartsMS research group at Queen Mary University London. Dr Sharmilee Gnanapavan is a neurologist who specialises in finding new ways of identifying MS progression.
For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re meeting some of the brilliant women from the BartsMS research group at Queen Mary University London. Dr Andrea Stennett is a neuro-physiotherapist whose MS research journey started out thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.
We’ve been talking a lot about clinical trials recently. But did you know, clinical trials don’t only test drugs? Dr Katrin Hulme, from King’s College London, tells us about a new trial investigating the effectiveness of COMPASS, a talking therapy programme for people with MS.