A new two-part Lancet Series on stem cells outlines exciting new advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Source The Lancet:
A new two-part Lancet Series on stem cells outlines exciting new advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and severe epidermolysis bullosa, a rare but devastating genetic skin disease. In the first Series paper, Professor Neil Scolding and colleagues, outline the latest challenges and exciting potential for stem cell treatment of multiple sclerosis.  For more click here (please note there is an audio link on the bottom right of the screen where Prof Neil Scolding discusses the future role of stem-cell therapies for multiple sclerosis)

Milton Park survey

Each year we ask people who work at Milton Park to complete a survey to help us learn more about their ideas and what they think can be improved across the park. Changes you may have already noticed from previous survey are the new road signs, landscaping and a change in layout in Café Metro.

I ask you to kindly circulate this amongst your staff. All entries will be given the opportunity to enter our free prize draw to win some fabulous prizes including an Apple iPad mini, Amazon Kindle or new Apple iPod Nano.

A comprehensive response to this survey will provide useful feedback and aid us in understanding how best to serve you and your employees, thus ensuring the quality of life for occupiers and business efficiency is maintained at the highest level.

To complete this survey please click the link: www.miltonpark.co.uk/survey.

MSsy Meet-up

For the next meet up the plan is to go Bowling at Oxford Bowlplex and have something to eat.
The choice of dates are as follows:-
Wednesday 16th Oct evening
Thursday 17th or
Sunday 27th afternoon or evening
The Bowling will cost £6 and will need to be paid when date is decided.

Essential Road Repairs outside The Centre – Friday 11th October 2013


On Friday the 11th October MEPC will be having road resurfacing carried out on the road outside The Centre.  Please ensure you do not park in these area’s or restrict access in any way.

The contractor carrying out the work will keep disruption to a minimum and access to area’s will be maintained although a certain amount of delay might be inevitable depending at what stage of the works that they are at.

Apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.


Number of multiple sclerosis patients in the UK ‘growing’


Source BBC
The number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the UK is falling while the number of those living with the disease is growing, research shows.
(Note: This is why it is so important to continue to support your local MS Therapy Centre who provide long term care and support for people with MS, their families and carers.)
Read full article here.

Multiple sclerosis cases hit 2.3m worldwide

Multiple sclerosis cases hit 2.3m worldwide

Source Trade Arabia:
The number of people living with multiple sclerosis around the world has increased by 10 per cent in the past five years to 2.3 million, according to the most extensive survey of the disease to date.  Read more here.

ILC Open Day – 6th November 2013 – Mobility

Next Open Day will be on Wednesday, 6 November from 10 am to 3 pm.    The theme will be Mobility.  We hope to have a range of mobility aids, including walkers, wheelchairs and a mobile hoist.  The Falls Prevention Service will also be with us.  As always all are welcome to attend our Open Days.  Just drop in.  Refreshments available.



September 100 Club Winners

Congratulations to the September 100 Club winners:-
1st prize, Ian McKay
2nd prize, Karen Jones
3rd prize, Richard Payne

Change of Day for Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture has changed days, now 2nd Friday in the month.  Appointments available for Friday 11th October, please ring the Centre.  If you would like a block close together please let the Centre know as this can be arranged.