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Sheffield Hallam leads MS research

Sheffield Hallam leads MS research
11th December 2008

A cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) is being sought after by students and researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, it has been announced.

The three-year project has been pioneered by the Biomedical Research Centre at the establishment.

Leading the study, Professor Nicola Woodroofe said that the early diagnosis of the disease can mean an earlier start to the treatment, with the study targeting the first signs of the condition to see how it could possibly be prevented.

She continued: "Previous studies have recently provided evidence that changed proteins may be found in people with MS - a vital clue to understanding causes of the disease."

A full-time PhD student and associated research costs will be funded by a £105,000 grant awarded to the university by the MS Society, which fully endorses the project.

The MS Society was founded in 1953 and has over 43,000 members, providing local support to sufferers through over 350 branches dotted around the UK.

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