The Society has funded research to advance the understanding of CCSVI.
Some studies have indicated that CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency), a reported abnormality in blood drainage from the brain and spinal cord, may contribute to nervous system damage in MS. This hypothesis was put forth by Dr. Paolo Zamboni from the University of Ferrara in Italy in 2009, and is now being pursued by other investigators as well.
What research is being done?
The Society shares in the public urgency to advance the understanding of CCSVI as quickly as possible. In order to pursue this lead in MS, the National MS Society collaborated with the MS Society of Canada in 2009 to fund seven research projects.