Current Funded Research > California
Award: Research Grant
Term/Amount: 4/1/07-3/31/09; $277,640
“Hippocampal volume loss in MS: clinical consequences” Exploring how brain tissue loss in specific regions relates to memory functions in MS.
Many people with multiple sclerosis experience cognitive problems, which can dramatically affect quality of life. Little is known about the underlying cause for such problems in MS and available treatments do not target these impairments directly.
Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, is focusing on the hippocampus, a region of the brain that is known to be important in memory processes, but has not been studied extensively in MS. Her team is using high-resolution
These studies will further our understanding of cognitive dysfunction in MS, and help to target future therapies to address cognitive symptoms specifically.