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The National MS Society is the largest private sponsor of MS research in the world. We support research and training projects aimed at finding the cause of MS, better treatments, and a cure. The MS Society also identifies promising areas of research and promotes activity in those areas.

Research Now
Research Now offers eight information-packed pages about what research is doing now to improve care and treatment—and to find the cures that will prevent MS, stop it from causing damage, or repair what it has done.

Research Now is a quarterly feature of Momentum, the magazine of the National MS Society.


The Future of Stem Cell Research in MS

What promise do stem cells hold for people with MS? Learn the unexplored potential it holds

MS and Myelin

The destruction of myelin is the basis of MS. Learn about myelin and what is being done to repair it.


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MS Research 2007: Current Trends
MS Research 2007: What the Future May Hold
Discovering Better Treatments for MS: Today and Tomorrow
Genes and MS
Health Policies and Challenges of Daily Life with MS
Repairing MS Damage and Protecting the Nervous System

Promise: 2010
Initiative Launched to Raise at Least $30 Million to Propel MS Research and Care. Read more

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InsideMS: Jun - Jul Issue
The special issue dedicated to MS research.

 About Research
General information on MS research, including a fact sheet
 Bulletins and News Briefs
Latest developments in MS research & news; archives available
 Clinical Trials
Current clinical trials, including studies recruiting people with MS
 Current Funded Research
Explains how grants are funded, provides summaries of projects funded by the National MS Society in each state, and includes New Research, an update on recently funded studies
 Progress in Research
Recent results from National MS Society grantees, summaries of progress in recent years, an overall history of MS research
 MS Researchers Need You
Contact tissue and DNA banks, which rely on tissue or blood donations from people with MS
For MS Research Professionals
 Funding Programs and Awards
Instructions and applications for professionals who wish to apply for grant programs and awards

Rehabilitation Research HQ
Resources promoting successful rehabilitation research in multiple sclerosis, including tools that you need to pursue scientifically sound and clinically relevant rehabilitation research

 Resources for Researchers
Research and information resources that may be useful in research and/or clinical programs
 Clinical Study Measures
Most frequently used measures in clinical studies of MS
 Scientific Peer Reviewers
These volunteer panels of about 70 MS experts donate their personal and professional time to review research proposals
  Last updated February 29, 2008