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Apr 15, 2019, 07:01 ET National MS Society Commits Over $24 Million to 64 New Research Projects to Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function and End MS Forever

The National MS Society has just committed $24.4 million to support 64 new MS research projects and training fellowships. These are part of a...


Mar 07, 2019, 15:06 ET MS Awareness Week 2019 is Fueled by New MS Prevalence Number

During MS Awareness Week - March 10-16 - the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will shine a spotlight on the strength and resiliency of people...


Feb 15, 2019, 16:30 ET New Study Confirms Multiple Sclerosis Prevalence in the US is Nearly 1 Million People; More Than Twice As Many As Previous Number

A study conducted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and published in the February 15, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal...


Jan 14, 2019, 07:01 ET University of California Scientist Wins Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., a leading researcher at the Gladstone Institutes and the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San...


Oct 03, 2018, 07:01 ET National MS Society Commits $12 Million to 40 New Research Projects to Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function and End MS Forever

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has just committed $12 million to support 40 new multi-year MS research projects. These are part of a...


Mar 05, 2018, 07:01 ET MS Awareness Week 2018 Celebrates People Living with MS Doing Whatever It Takes

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society celebrates the strength and resiliency of people living with MS by telling their #ThisIsMS stories in a new...


Dec 13, 2017, 06:01 ET Cambridge University Scientist Wins Innovation Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Robin Franklin, PhD, a leading scientist at the University of Cambridge focusing on stimulating the brain's repair mechanisms, is the winner of the...


Dec 04, 2017, 06:01 ET National MS Society Endorses MS "NARCRMS" Data Registry

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to announce its endorsement of the North American Registry for Care and Research in MS (NARCRMS)....


Oct 10, 2017, 07:01 ET National MS Society Commits Nearly $14 Million to New Research to Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function and End MS Forever

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed nearly $14 million to support 40 new MS research projects. These are part of a comprehensive...


May 08, 2017, 19:01 ET Multi-million Dollar Trial to Investigate if Statins Could Become MS Treatment

The British trial will cost almost $7 million and is being funded by a collaboration of the National MS Society (U.S.), the MS Society (U.K.), the...


Mar 07, 2017, 09:54 ET MS Awareness Week 2017 Celebrates Breakthroughs For People Living with MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society celebrates progress and calls upon everyone affected by MS to take action during MS Awareness Week, March...


Nov 02, 2016, 12:25 ET NIH Researcher Receives Prestigious Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society announces Dr. Daniel Reich, a physician-scientist with the National Institutes of Health, has been selected...


Oct 11, 2016, 01:49 ET National MS Society Invests Over $10.5 Million In New Research To Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function And End MS Forever

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed more than $10.5 million to support an expected 42 new MS research projects. These are part of a ...


Sep 23, 2016, 04:59 ET National Multiple Sclerosis Society Calls For Change To Improve Access To MS Medications

When Abigail Bostwick, 36, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013, she never thought it would hit her as hard as it has -- not physically --...


Aug 24, 2016, 07:04 ET National MS Society and University of Iowa Launch $1 Million Clinical Trial to Test Dietary Approaches to Treating Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has just committed more than $1 million to support a clinical trial at the University of Iowa led by Terry...


Jun 09, 2016, 07:07 ET National MS Society Receives Life-Changing Gift to Help People with MS Live Their Best Lives

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has received a significant life-changing gift that will establish and fund the Edward M. Dowd Personal...


May 25, 2016, 07:03 ET People Around the World Share Strength and Independence in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis On World MS Day

World MS Day, led by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, unites MS organizations globally to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and...


Apr 06, 2016, 08:07 ET National MS Society Invests Over $25 Million In New Research And Clinical Training To Stop Multiple Sclerosis, Restore Function And End MS Forever

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed over $25 million to support an expected 60 new MS research projects, as well as 7 MS clinical...


Mar 07, 2016, 08:07 ET Share How You are Stronger than MS During MS Awareness Week March 7-13, 2016 and Beyond

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's new awareness campaign will kick off during MS Awareness Week March 7–13 and will engage people across the...


Dec 29, 2015, 08:07 ET MS Research Highlights For 2015 And Beyond

Important research progress occurred in 2015, offering new leads in stopping multiple sclerosis in its tracks, restoring function that has been lost, ...


Nov 05, 2015, 08:07 ET National MS Society Invests Over $21 Million In New Research

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed over $21 million to support an expected 78 new MS research projects as part of a comprehensive...


Oct 29, 2015, 11:45 ET National MS Society Conference Serves As Platform to Share Newest Advances in MS Research & Treatment Attracting More than 800 Leaders In the MS Movement

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts an annual leadership conference to recognize and celebrate volunteers, activists, researchers,...


Oct 29, 2015, 08:07 ET Leading Edge Collaboration in Eye-Related Research Earns Investigators at NYU Langone Medical Center, Johns Hopkins, and the UT Southwestern Medical Center the 2015 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

The collaborative team of Drs. Laura Balcer, Peter Calabresi and Elliot Frohman have been selected as the winners of the 2015 Barancik Prize for...


Jul 10, 2015, 11:34 ET House Passes 21st Century Cures Act Which Advances Key National MS Society Priority Issues

The National MS Society applauds the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) by the U.S. House of Representatives. Focused on getting...


May 27, 2015, 07:04 ET People Around The World Are Sharing What Makes Them Stronger Than Multiple Sclerosis

The World MS Day campaign led by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation unites MS organizations globally to raise awareness of multiple...