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61 New Research Projects Launched Totaling $24 Million To Propel Multiple Sclerosis Research

Apr 04, 2008

61 New Research Projects Launched Totaling $24 Million To Propel Multiple Sclerosis Research

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has just committed $24 million to support61 new MS research projects(.pdf) as part of its annual $50 million international effort to spur momentum in cutting-edge MS research. This financial commitment is the latest investment in the Society’s relentless research effort to prevent, treat and cure MS.

To ensure the scientific merit of each research proposal selected, the National MS Society relies onexpert advisory committeesthat include more than 70 world-class scientists who volunteer their time to carefully evaluate hundreds of proposals every year.

The new projects include nearly $2 million to investigators and trainees at the University of California, San Francisco who are searching for genes that make people susceptible to MS, a study in Italy looking at the potential of cell transplantation to repair nervous system damage, and a record seven fellowships to train promising physicians in how to conduct well-designed clinical trials to test treatments for people with MS.

Read more about how Society funding has provided the springboard for breakthroughsin understanding MS and developing new treatments and measures to improve quality of life.