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Progressive MS podcast

Barry Singer’s MS Living Well Podcast on progressive MS in which he interviews Mark Webb, MS patient advocate, Head of Comms at Shift.ms & Prof G, neurologist, at Barts-MS.

If you are interested there are many more other interesting podcasts on the MS Living Well platform that covers all things MS.

To be vaccinated or not?

The following is a preliminary summary of the UK MS Register’s survey to establish how people with MS (pwMS) viewed the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccinations. Importantly, the data shows that despite being quite vocal the anti-vaccine message doesn’t seem to be having the same effect in the UK as it is in other countries. Fewer than 6% of respondents said they would probably or...

Bed to 5km Challenge

It’s officially over! Prof G and Dr Ruth, paired-up this afternoon for a socially-distanced 5-km walk around Brockwell Park in South London. This officially completes Prof G’s ‘Bed to 5-km Challenge’ to help raise money for Dr Ruth’s and Dr Angray’s COVID-19 antibody study. The good news is that the Barts-MS team through ‘Prof G’s virtual NYC...

The Royal London Hospital

A lot of you don’t know that Barts-MS is an umbrella term we coined several years ago to capture our research and teaching activities, which happen at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and our NHS activities as part of Barts Health NHS Trust and its feeder hospitals. Our clinical MS services are predominantly based at The Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel in the...

Guest Post: Working with Multiple Sclerosis During Covid-19

People are usually diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) between 20 to 40 years of age, the prime working years of an adult. However, fewer than 50% of people with MS remain at work after 10 years of diagnosis, decreasing to 20-40% after 15 years. Apart from the number of people that become unemployed after a diagnosis of MS, there is also a large proportion of people that need to reduce their...

Anti-drug antibody awareness: HCP survey

Hello, my name is Farhana and I am a third year Biomedical Sciences student at Queen Mary University of London. I was born and brought up in Rome and moved to the UK when I was 12 where I completed my GCSE and A-Levels. After completing my degree, I am hoping to study medicine and become a doctor specialising in neuroscience or paediatrics. I am hoping work around the world as my ambition to...

Managing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and its Co-morbidities

My name is Sumayyah and as a part of my final year research project I am on a 12-week placement with the aim of planning and designing patient information in a form that is accessible to many MS patients. This is to help them manage their co-morbidities alongside their MS. Co-morbidity means having more than one disease or condition at the same time as a disease of interest i.e. other...

Optic Neuritis App Development survey

Hello, my name is David and I’m a final year Biomedical Science student at Queen Mary University of London. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria and brought up in Middlesbrough, located in the north east of England. After my current degree I hope to study medicine and specialise as an ophthalmologist. My interest in ophthalmology grew as a result of my part time work at King’s College Hospital’s...

Guest Post:Cell Therapies to Treat Viral Infections

Today we are delighted to have a guest post by Dr Chris Lazarski to talk about their interesting work. Background: Vaccines are a critical tool to protect the majority of people from viral infection.  However, some people require a more involved treatment strategy to treat persistent viral infections.  These people may be immune suppressed because they have received a bone marrow...

Fractured

On Saturday Professor Giovannoni was involved in an accident and sustained a minor head injury, fractured cervical spine, fractured pelvis and several soft tissue contusions. He was struck by a motorcycle travelling at high-speed whilst he was out running. As a result, he will be off work for several weeks and is likely to return to work in January 2021 or later after a period of rehabilitation...

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