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Multiple Sclerosis Research Progress & Initiatives

  • Published: 2015-12-29 : Author: National Multiple Sclerosis Society : Contact: www.nmss.org
  • Synopsis: Summary of significant 2015 multiple sclerosis research progress and initiatives from The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Quote: "A study found that MS progressed faster in those who continue to smoke cigarettes compared to those who quit after an MS diagnosis."

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Important research progress occurred in 2015, offering new leads in stopping multiple sclerosis in its tracks, restoring function that has been lost, and ending MS forever. The National MS Society, for its part, is pursuing all promising paths to uncover solutions, wherever those opportunities exist. Moreover, Society investments in research continue to increase, they will reach nearly $54 million in 2015, supporting 380 new and ongoing research projects and initiatives. Here is a brief summary of significant 2015 research progress and initiatives.

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

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1 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/More-Results-Released-from-Positive-Phase-III-Clin
2 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Study-Uncovers-Gene-Variation-Linked-to-Response-t
3 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/An-FDA-Approved-Generic-Form-of-Copaxone-Glatira
4 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Scientists-Discover-Immune-System-Network-in-Brain
5 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Results-Published-from-a-Phase-3-Trial-of-Daclizum
6 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Epilepsy-Pill-May-Protect-Against-MS-Related-Nerve
7 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/New-Study-on-Smoking-MS-Progresses-Faster-in-Those
8 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Experts-Report-Progress-in-Developing-New-Tool-to
9 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Progressive-MS-Alliance-Brings-Together-Researcher
9 - www.progressivemsalliance.org/research/research-projects-funded-by-the-alliance/collaborative-network-awards/
10 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Preliminary-Results-Announced-from-Clinical-Trial
11 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/International-Conference-Held-by-National-MS-Socie
12 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/National-MS-Society-Supported-Researchers-Report-E
13 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Telephone-Delivered-Interventions-Reduce-MS-Sympto
14 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Small-Study-Highlights-Potential-Benefits-Of-Exerc
15 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Experts-Convened-by-the-National-MS-Society-to-Set
15 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Wellness-for-People-with-MS-%E2%80%93-the-National-MS-Soci
16 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Large-Gene-Study-Supports-Link-Between-Low-Vitamin
17 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Three-Additional-Centers-Selected-to-Join-Research
18 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/Researchers-Report-that-Melatonin-is-Linked-to-Sea
19 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/The-Effect-of-Salt-on-MS-May-Depend-on-Genes-and-G
20 - www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/New-Lab-Studies-Add-Evidence-That-High-Salt-Diets

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2014 alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals connect to the people, information and resources they needed. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Learn more at: www.nationalMSsociety.org

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