Multiple sclerosis mapping project in UK

The Swansea University project will capture details of those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) such as when they were diagnosed, their symptoms, and help they receive. The MS Society said by knowing more about how people are affected, research can be targeted better.

In the UK, it is estimated 100,000 people have MS. The society said it was the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Currently, there is no cure for MS, the cause is uncertain, and there are few effective treatments.

The project has been launched to mark the start of MS Week. It is hoped the data, which will remain anonymous, will ultimately map every person with MS in the UK to develop an accurate picture of the impact of the condition.

Source: Registry;  BBC; National MS Society

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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