Support the Collaborative MS Research Center at the University of Colorado
Thanks to a grant from the William C. Kuzell Foundation, contributions to the Collaborative MS Research Center at CU will be matched 2:1. There are not many opportunities to triple your money, but this is one. Each dollar you donate will provide three dollars of MS research!
About the Collaborative MS Research Center at CU
Established in 2013, the Collaborative MS Research Center is a catalyst for progress, bringing together scientists and physicians from diverse fields to drive communication and foster cross-fertilization of ideas.
The researchers are investigating how damage to the nervous system occurs in MS in order to develop therapies that will stop disease progression, prevent further damage and restore lost function to people with MS.
With an eye on the future, the Center is also intent on attracting young investigators into the field of MS. Currently the Center is training two postdoctoral fellows.
A message from Dr. Wendy Macklin, Primary Investigator:
“Thank you for your support of the Collaborative MS Research Center at CU. Damage to myelin, which protects the nerves, leads to disability for people with MS.
Thanks to the different specialties of the researchers in our collaborative, we have cloned antibodies from the spinal fluid of MS patients and found that these antibodies induce the loss of myelin and initiate inflammation in the brain.
No one knew what these antibodies did until now. We are very excited to find out more about how they cause damage so we can stop MS!
Thank you for your confidence in us.”