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MS Research Updates from the AAN Meeting

April 21, 2015

Intriguing study results related to MS research are being reported at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Washington this week. The National MS Society will be providing reports summarizing these studies.
Anyone can get a preview of the summaries, or abstracts, of presentations to be given at the Academy’s Annual Meeting at this link. Registration is necessary, but is free. 

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Results have already been reported on a possible neuroprotective strategy and wellness studies; these findings will be presented at the AAN this week.

This year’s winner of the John Dystel Prize for MS Research, Prof. Alastair Compston, will receive his award at the AAN meeting.

Read blogs (starting Wednesday) from National MS Society research experts attending the event.

Catch Tweets highlighting exciting research reported this week.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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