39 minutes | Nov 23rd 2020

Episode 169: MSTranslate with Brett Drummond

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Joining me this week is Brett Drummond, a scientist in Australia who stepped away from his lab to develop an online resource designed to bridge the gap between the MS patient community and the MS research community. The result of his efforts is MSTranslate. We're talking about this excellent curated MS information resource, and Brett even shares some insights into the MS research that he finds particularly exciting.   We're also talking about the research team that used human stem cells to create myelin-producing cells in a lab dish in just 3 weeks.   We'll tell you what a University of Washington Rehabilitation Medicine research team learned when they surveyed people living with MS about their level of distress during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Wouldn't it be convenient if MS progression could be measured by analyzing how you type on your smartphone? We'll tell you about the study that asked that question.   We'll also share new discoveries from the Avonex clinical trial that show MS-related brain atrophy can be predicted 10 years before it occurs.   And as we approach Thanksgiving in the U.S., we're sharing the things that we're thankful for this year.   We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!

Being thankful in 2020  :22

Myelin-producing cells created in a lab dish in 3 weeks  5:43

UW Rehabilitation Medicine surveyed people living with MS on their feelings of distress & risk perception in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic  6:57

Measuring MS progression by typing on your smartphone   9:06

Study shows neurofilament light chain level at the first MS episode predicts future brain atrophy  10:43

My interview with Brett Drummond  14:54

Share this episode  37:13

Donate to the National MS Society COVID-19 Response Fund  37:34


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STUDY: Generation of Oligodendrocytes and Establishment of an All-Human Myelinating Platform for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

STUDY: Distress and Risk Perception in People Living With Multiple Sclerosis During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic

STUDY: Early-Warning Signals for Disease Activity in Patients Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis Based on Keystroke Dynamics

STUDY: Association of Serum Neurofilament Light Levels with Long-Term Brain Atrophy in Patients With a First Multiple Sclerosis Episode

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RealTalk MS Episode 169 Guests: Brett Drummond

Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, MSActivist, MSTranslate, RealTalkMS

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