National MS Society funds 42 new research endeavors
This marks the latest financial commitment that the society has made for investing in new research. Health leaders expect the organization to invest a total of $50 million this year alone. Funds go toward supporting over 380 studies, both new and ongoing, that are taking place around the world.
The society supports all promising paths in order to promote research breakthroughs related to MS. The goal is to create life-changing treatments as well as daily solutions that help people enjoy a higher quality of life.
One of the studies is focused on restoring nerve-insulated myelin, which would help MS patients gain more functions. Another is dedicated to finding whether more physical activity can resolve cognitive problems. Finally, a London-based project promotes developing treatments that will safeguard the nervous system against injuries related to MS.
"These new research investments are intended to answer questions that will accelerate breakthroughs that change the world for people with MS," Dr. Bruce Bebo, National MS Society executive vice president of research, said.