Jun 012013

Weekend Update, Saturday, June 1st,  Own Multiple Sclerosis

Weekend Update, Saturday, June 1st, 2013- Own Multiple Sclerosis.com’s weekly round up of the past week’s news stories regarding multiple sclerosis.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences to advance stem cell research for MS

stem cells

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is advancing stem cell research for multiple sclerosis. Dr, Kameshwar Prasad, Professor of Neurology, is quoted in the article stating:

We have proposed a therapeutic study for multiple sclerosis which involves removing the cells with stem cells that repopulate the body to treat the abnormality due to expansion of autoreactive cells.

You can read the full article here.

Oxford researchers find spring birth, vitamin D link to MS


I have previously mentioned my fascination with the possible link between MS and vitamin D and news of another study, led by Oxford researcher Sreeram Ramagopalan, was released this week linking vitamin D, spring births, and multiple sclerosis. Whether you have a spring birthday or not (I don’t), the article is worth a read.

You can read the full article here.

Stress may cause MS flare-ups in women


Just over a month ago I wrote about stress, inflammation, and multiple sclerosis.  This week information was released about a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study regarding stress and MS in women. The results showed, ” that stressors from different sources and of different levels of severity were equally associated with exacerbations.”

You can read the full article here.

Ride your lawnmower to support MS

ride on lawn mower

Under the heading of  ‘awesome’ this week, is the story of Megan Healy of Australia. She is a mother of three who traveled over 1,000 km’s from Melbourne to Sydney on a ride-on lawn mower to raise money for MS research. Healy, who is confined to a wheelchair from MS, raised $30,000. I love stories like this as I find them inspirational.

You can read the full article here.


Until next time,


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