The uncertainty of MS affects everyone with a diagnosis; uncertainty about what tomorrow might hold. But it also demands urgency to bring an end to this disease for everyone – forever.
Prevention for future generations must become a reality. Without it, we haven’t delivered a complete solution to people with MS.
Ending MS means no one will ever get this disease again. That means we need to find the cause of MS, what triggers it, and what may protect against it. Here’s how:
We aggressively pursue studies to identify all common MS-related genes, because genes make people susceptible to MS – so that we can answer how it is triggered and how it could be prevented
We must better understand what factors in the environment influence whether a person gets MS
We must identify possible infectious triggers for MS
Research News Related to Ending MS
May 06, 2013
A new study of 496 people newly diagnosed with MS found that the risk of developing MS was 47% higher in African American women, compared with Caucasian American men or women. It also found that the risk was 50% lower in Hispanic/Latino Americans, and 80% lower in Asian Americans.
Apr 18, 2013
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed another $18 million to support up to 65 new MS research projects. These new awards are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the disease forever.
Apr 15, 2013
British researchers investigated why people born in May appear to have a higher risk of developing MS than those born in November. Based on tests done on umbilical cord blood from healthy babies, they suggest that those born in May tend to have higher levels of potentially harmful immune cells and lower levels of vitamin D in their blood, and that these factors may influence MS risk.