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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards $44,000 To Support Research At
“This research has opened a door of possibility," said Robert B. Clark, M.D., lead study researcher and associate professor of immunology in the
Multiple sclerosis is caused by immune T-cells that have been “programmed” to destroy the protective myelin on nerve fibers, causing symptoms that include numbness in the limbs, a debilitating sensitivity to heat, extreme fatigue, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness and, in severe cases, total paralysis.
This research could identify a new mechanism for triggering the onset and exacerbations of MS and lead to further studies identifying new therapeutic approaches based on regulating these bacterial molecules.
“Research is key to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis,” said Lisa Gerrol, president of the Greater Connecticut Chapter. “This is a positive step forward to bring the fruit of our fundraising efforts back to the more than 6,000
Through its home office and 50-state network of local chapters, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds research, provides services, furthers education and promotes public policy development on behalf of the more than 400,000 Americans living with MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter serves
For more information on the pilot research study or the programs and services offered by the Greater Connecticut Chapter, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.714.2300.
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