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The MS research field is huge - and so is the list of projects that could be funded. We believe the research we fund should answer the questions most important to people affected by MS.
To make this happen, we‘ve started a project to find your top 10 unanswered questions in MS research. They will become research priorities for ourselves and hopefully other funding bodies too. For more click here.
Source BBC: With ambitions of art school, no television in the family home and a grandfather trading in circus horses, a life on the stage wasn't an obvious career path for Alison Peebles. She talks to Ricky Ross about those early years and how living with multiple sclerosis gives even greater purpose to her work as an actress and director now. Listen here.
Thank you to everyone who collected the Reading Post tokens for BMSTC. In total we collected 5,440 tokens and were awarded £574.79p. BMSTC were 6th out of 149 local charities who took part in the scheme! Great job everyone :0)))
Congratulations to our very good friends at Readibus who were the overall winners collecting 14,468 tokens and £1,528.70!!
Specialised services’ is an NHS jargon term for hospital-based provision for less common conditions and rare diseases. They are funded differently from most hospital services, and the way the money moves round the system is due to change a lot from April 2013 in England. Read more here.
A consultant is in training for the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon to raise money for the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre.
Dr Faraz Jeddi will be running his second half marathon for the West Reading charity and his eight-year-old daughter will also be doing her bit by taking part in the Green Park Challenge. Read more here.
Why are women more prone to autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis? A new study in mice points to a possible contributor: different types of bacteria that populate our guts. Read more here.
After five years working on air with Scott Mills, Beccy Huxtable is leaving her role on the Radio 1 afternoon show.
She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 but hasn't spoken about it on the radio until now.
"I think it was important that people knew why I was going," she said. "If I can raise a bit of awareness, then that's all for the better.
"You don't want it to rule your life, so I'm going to make positive changes to stop it affecting me."
We are Spartacus - On the day we publish Emergency Stop, a new report analysing the economic and social impact of the Personal Independence Payment regulations, we call on the Government to ‘go back to the drawing board’ on proposals to replace disability living allowance (DLA), after it buried last-minute changes to criteria which will see thousands more disabled people with mobility difficulties lose out than expected. For more click here.
Address: MS Trials, Neurosciences Offices, Level 3, West Wing, John Radcliffe
Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Inspiration Award 2013
For the MS inspiration of the year award we would like your
nominations with a brief description for the reason of your nomination (max 300
words). This is to recognise the amazing achievements by someone who has
volunteered, raised money for charity, developed services that have helped
people with MS or is affected by MS but has been an inspiration to those around
My name: _________________________________
I would like to nominate__________________________________
The Government has announced that it plans to cap the "potentially huge cost" of social care for the elderly and those with disabilities living in England, but has not outlined what the cap will be or how it will be funded.
Some media reports suggest the cap will start at £75,000 - a figure which has not been confirmed by the Government. This means that people would need to self fund £75,000 of their care before being covered by Government funding. Read more here.
I am looking for volunteers who can spare half an hour to talk to me about their MS and different therapies they have tried (eg hyperbaric oxygen therapy, physiotherapy, exercise etc). I am studying MS and investigating the way in which people can help each other and themselves for my final year university project, with an aim to increase the awareness and understanding of those with MS
They can contact me on my Facebook "Lara waycot" or email email@example.com
We are planning to start a Tues evening exercise class beginning 29th January. The class will be aimed at people who are still in employment and are unable to attend a regular exercise class at the centre. However people who are no longer working are also welcome to participate.
The class will run from 6-7pm with Emily and will be aimed at people who are able to participate in higher level activities. The class is designed to improve balance, strength, cardio vascular fitness, core stability and exercise tolerance.
The class will run for 6 weeks and continue if there is continued interest. For more info please call Emily on 0118 901 6000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting0118 901 6000end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email firstname.lastname@example.org