Multiple Sclerosis: A Very Scottish Problem

16 April 2014

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is a high-profile and dynamic educational charity that delivers one of Europe's largest science festivals each year.

This year, the Anne Rowling Clinic was very pleased to be taking part in the Science Festival. Clinic Director Professor Charles ffrench-Constant and Clinician Dr Belinda Weller spoke at one of the “Healthy Lunches” series entitled “Multiple Sclerosis: A Very Scottish Problem”.

The event on April 10th 2014 was held at the Museum of Scotland and was attended by 85 people. Dr Weller discussed aspects of MS epidemiology unique to Scotland and in particular the possible role of vitamin D in the development of MS. Professor ffrench-Constant highlighted the ongoing stem cell research being undertaken by his team.

The need for ongoing research into MS was highlighted by the third speaker Ann Brown, a writer living with MS, who presented excerpts from the informative and comical blog that she writes for the MS Society "Life wi the Broons".

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