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Childhood MS under the spotlight at Children's Hospital

The first major UK scientific study into MS in children was launched on Saturday 18 April, marking a significant step forward in the understanding of the condition.

The paediatric MS study led byBirmingham Children's Hospital will follow a group of children for five years and will cost around �400,000, jointly funded by the MS Society and Action Medical Research.

The project was unveiled at a paediatric MS study day, organised by the Society, which gave families of children with MS from across the UK the chance to find out from exerts the latest developments in MS research.

Biomedical Research Manager for the MS Society, Dr Doug Brown, said: "If we can pin down what happens very early on in MS, this will give us vital clues as to how the condition develops in adulthood."