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Research

Studies to stop MS, restore function and end MS forever.


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The next frontiers of MS research

Winter 2014-15

Therapies with links to vitamin A and cholesterol medications show promise in ongoing research.

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MS and diet: Finding the links

Winter 2014-15

Therapies with links to vitamin A and cholesterol medications show promise in ongoing research.

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On the trail for the trigger

Fall 2014

Much research has focused on the possibility that unknown infectious agents such as viruses or bacteria might trigger the disease, though MS is not believed to be contagious.

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Clinical trial participants push progress forward

Fall 2014

Participating in a clinical trial offers a possible chance to benefit from a new treatment as well as contribute to the body of knowledge about MS.

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Jumpstarting myelin repair

Summer 2014

Researchers are developing new understanding of what causes the cells that produce and repair myelin to succeed or fail.

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Conditioning for cognition

Summer 2014

Can physical exercise improve cognition in people with MS? New studies examine the benefits of physical exercise on the cognitive abilities of people with MS.

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Taking off the kid gloves

Spring 2014

Researchers delve into pediatric MS with hopes that their findings will help solve the MS puzzle.

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Pinpointing pain

Spring 2014

You’re not alone. Pain is one of the most common symptoms in multiple sclerosis. New studies are investigating why and how pain occurs as part of MS.

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A gut reaction to MS

Winter 2013-2014

Find out how scientists are exploring possible links between the gut, the immune system and MS.

Dr. Jonah Chan, winner of the 2013 Barancik Prize, is researching the potential of existing drugs used for common medical conditions to promote myelin repair.

Barancik Prize winner aims for myelin repair

Winter 2013-2014

Dr. Jonah Chan develops method for rapidly testing thousands of existing drugs. Dr. Chan’s revolutionary research stood out among the work of 26 other nominees for the National MS Society’s inaugural Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

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