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Since the start of the NOW Campaign in 2010, the Society has invested close to $250 million to launch 818 new research projects including:

  • 28 commercial research partnerships aimed at overcoming barriers to commercial development to propel promising new therapies
  • 71 clinical trials
  • 141 projects testing rehabilitation and wellness approaches
  • 137 grants to train promising MS researchers

Our Achievements

STOPPING MS

  • Improved tools to speed the diagnosis of MS
  • Supported promising clinical trials of nerve-protecting strategies
  • Founded the International Progressive MS Alliance in partnership with MS Societies of Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada and the MS International Federation
  • Uncovered new evidence for disease progression risk factors

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RESTORING LOST FUNCTION

  • Advanced myelin repair strategies
  • Demonstrated the promise of stem cells to restore function
  • Leveraged wellness research results so that people with MS can apply what we know through research to live their best lives everyday

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ENDING MS FOREVER

  • Discovered genes that make people susceptible to MS
  • Identified important leads regarding environmental and lifestyle factors that increase MS risk
  • Expanded the Network of Pediatric MS Centers

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