MS research centre gets £30k boost

A RESEARCH centre dedicated to multiple sclerosis in Edinburgh has received a generous donation from charities across Scotland.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 31st October 2011, 12:05 pm

Local organisations affiliated to the MS Society clubbed together and gave the Edinburgh Centre for Transitional Research at Edinburgh University more than £30,000.

Treasurer Stephen Kennedy thanked branches in Perth, Stirling and Angus for the cash.

He said: “It’s been wonderful and gratifying to meet such a dedicated team of scientists striving to unlock the complex mysteries of MS and to learn more about the brilliant research they are doing.

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“The work that’s taking place here is giving real hope to people with MS across the country.”

The centre was established in 2007 and made a crucial breakthrough last year in relation to myelin, damage to which causes the illness which is more common in Scotland than most other places.