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Research

Studies to stop MS, restore function and end MS forever.


Dr. Thomas Forsthuber and his colleagues are studying
the proteins that undergo changes during experimental autoimmmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice. Photo by Mark McClendon, UTSA

Predicting MS progression

Spring 2017

Biomarkers may yield information about progression.

Jonah Chan, PhD, left,
and Dr. Ari Green, right,
are working to unlock
the secret of myelin
repair. MS results from
the breakdown of
myelin, the protective
coating of nerve fibers. Photo courtesy of Dr. Green

Researchers get closer to myelin repair

Spring 2017

Trials examine improvements in optic nerve signals and functional abilities.

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Stem cells: What we know

Winter 2016–17

Your questions on stem cell treatments answered.

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Do lifestyle choices affect MS?

Fall 2016

There are several lifestyle changes individuals can make to lessen the risk of progression.

Neuroplasticity allows the brain to establish new connections. Exposing yourself to new cognitive experiences can foster this development.

Forging new pathways in the brain

Fall 2016

Teach your brain new tricks.

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Demystifying MRIs

Summer 2016

Learn how MRIs work and what they can tell us.

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Expanding our reach

Summer 2016

Three Society fellows describe their passions and their projects.

Drs. Laura Balcer, Peter Calabresi and Elliot Frohman.

Pioneers in neuro-ophthalmology

Spring 2016

An optical imaging technique may provide valuable information about MS progression and the effectiveness of treatments.

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New focus on pediatric MS

Spring 2016

More information about pediatric MS leads to better school and health services for children with the disease.

Dr. Philip De Jager writes on a white board.

The NOW MS Research campaign makes history as it nears its goal

Winter 2015-16

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s groundbreaking $250 million No Opportunity Wasted (NOW) campaign has launched more MS research and has driven more progress toward finding solutions for the disease than has occurred at any other time in the Society’s history.

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