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Clinical Trials In Your Area

Interested in clinical trials? Simply search by state, type of MS or keyword and see what’s going on in your area.

  1. Clinical Trial: Hematopoietic stem cell therapy (also known as bone marrow transplantation)

    Randomized study to test safety and effectiveness of bone marrow transplantation compared with standard treatment for active MS.
  2. Clinical Trial: High-dose cyclophosphamide

    Pilot study in aggressive MS
  3. Clinical Trial(s): Namenda® (memantine)

    A double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of Namenda for cognitive problems in MS
  4. Clinical Trial: Idebenone (an antioxidant)

    Double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to determine the safety, effectiveness, and mechanism of action of idebenone in people with primary-progressive MS.
  5. Clinical Trial: Rituximab

    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland are looking to recruit 80 people with secondary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis (secondary-progressive MS) to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of rituximab.  
  6. Clinical Trial: Non-impact aerobics for balance

    Testing whether non-impact aerobics can improve balance more significantly than a control intervention in people with relapsing-remitting MS.
  7. Differential Hippocampal Vulnerability as a Mechanism for Major Depression in MS (Please Note: This is not a clinical trial of a therapy, but rather a

    To determine if similar patterns of brain changes are found in people with depression alone and people with depression in combination with MS to help target therapies to address depressive symptoms of MS.  
  8. Clinical Trial: Tysabri® (natalizumab)

    A multicenter, observational, open label study of to determine effectiveness in early relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.
  9. Clinical Trial: Cognitive Training

    An eight-week randomized clinical trial, investigating the effects of video-game training on cognition and behavior in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis as compared to a wait-list control group.
  10. Project METS in MS: Multimodal exercise training stimulus in multiple sclerosis

    Comparing the effectiveness of a comprehensive exercise regimen with a regimen of stretching/toning exercises on mobility and other functions in people with MS.


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The latest clinical research in MS, including trials funded by the Society and trials in progressive MS.

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NARCOMS Patient Registry

This registry of people willing to participate in MS research was initiated by the Consortium of MS Centers to facilitate multicenter studies. As of May 2007, the number of participants surpassed 37,000. Information is available in Spanish. Read more about Narcoms here or visit the website by clicking below.



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