About us

For more than 20 years, the focus of our work and probably also in part of our lifes has been to try to understand why multiple sclerosis develops, with the aim of finding new therapies and ideally a cure.

With the discovery that gut microbiota can act as a trigger for multiple sclerosis, we began to become interested in nutrition and found an exciting world that can help us control this disease.

Unlike medicines, which can only be purchased by prescription, food, diets or nutritional supplements are available to everyone without any supervision.

What may be seen as an advantage for some, can also generate stress and uneasiness for others since the amount of information is unlimited and sometimes contradictory.

Nourand was created with the aim of guiding people, who are interested in nutrition and multiple sclerosis, and to provide quality information and training supervised by experts.

Mireia Sospedra Ramos, PhD

Mireia Sospedra Ramos, PhD

  • PhD in Biological Sciences (UAB)
  • More than 20 years of research in Spain, France, USA, Germany and Switzerland.
  • More than 80 scientific publications
  • Master in scientific, medical and environmental communication (UPF)
  • Master in nutrition and food (UB)




Roland Martin, MD

Roland Martin, MD

  • Internationally recognized neurologist and neuroimmunologist
  • More than 30 years of research in Germany, USA and Switzerland
  • More than 400 publications, including articles in well-known scientific journals such as Cell, Nature and Science.
  • Responsible for the development of several multiple sclerosis therapies




Noted MS Neurologist Dr. Roland Martin Wins 2023 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research.

Dr. Roland Martin, an internationally recognized neurologist and researcher, is the recipient of the 2023 John Dystel Award for Multiple Sclerosis Research. This award honors his significant contribution in advancing our understanding of the immunological mechanisms underlying multiple sclerosis and translating them to develop innovative strategies to treat the disease. The Dystel Prize is awarded jointly by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Academy of Neurology. It was established in 1994 by former Society National Board member, the late Oscar Dystel, and his wife, the late Marion Dystel, in honor of their son, John Jay Dystel, an attorney whose promising career was cut short by the progressive disability of the disease that led to his death in June 2003. Dr. Martin was responsible for giving the Dystel Award lecture and received the award at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Boston, MA, on April 24, 2023. You can find the complete news from National MS Society at the following link: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Noted-MS-Neurologist-Dr-Roland-Martin-Wins-2023-Jo

How stem cell transplantation can ‘reset’ the immune system in MS: study

On November 2022 Multiple Sclerosis News Today published an article about our study on human stem cell transplantation in multiple sclerosis patients published in Science Translational Medicine (2022 Nov 2;14(669)). You can read the full article under the following link: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/news-posts/2022/11/16/how-stem-cell-transplant-can-reset-immune-system-study/#

Enhancing our knowledge of B cells in MS

At the end of 2019, Brett Drummond, co-founder and chief science communicator of MStranslate, interviewed Dr. Roland Martin to find out more about the role of B cells in multiple sclerosis that we published in Cell (2018 Sep 20;175(1):85-100). You can see the video of the interview at the following link: https://mstranslate.com.au/b-cells-multiple-sclerosis-roland-martin/  



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