(From the National M.S. Society January, 2009 e-newsletter)
The year saw rapid research progress in virtually every field of science and medicine that impacts our understanding of the unpredictable neurological disease of multiple sclerosis. Thanks to its generous contributors, in 2008 the National MS Society invested nearly $50 million to support over 440 new and ongoing MS research projects as part of its international effort to prevent, treat and cure MS.
Significant advances have been made in both clinical and laboratory studies in MS. In addition, more than 130 clinical trials are underway around the world – with over one dozen final-phase trials of new therapies including some taken by mouth. Key highlights of the last year include:
Nervous System Protection/Repair
Risk Factors/Disease Activity
Impacts of MS on People
Driving Research and Collaboration
These and many other advances this year helped move us closer to a world free of MS.Posted in Treatments Tagged: M.S., Multiple sclerosis