MS Society announces £1.45 million of new research
Published date: 27 Oct 2014 at 11:13AM
We are delighted to announce funding for 15 exciting new research projects, costing a total of £1.45 million.
This brings our current number of active projects to 59, with research spanning cause, cure, symptom relief and MS services.
Finding effective treatments for progressive MS remains our number one research priority, and this is reflected in many of the projects listed below. We are also working towards this goal with the recently announced Progressive MS Alliance.
Many of the newly funded projects also focus on investigating what role the immune system plays in MS development and how we can improve quality of life for people affected by MS.
As part of our selection process, over 100 researchers and 52 members of the Research Network were involved in our peer-reviewed 2014 grant round, ensuring that we fund the highest quality research that meets the needs of people with MS.
New projects – find out more
- Investigating which measures could help to predict the long-term course of MS
- The role of mitochondria in progressive MS
- Developing new laboratory models of demyelination and remyelination
- Investigating the importance of Natural Killer cells in MS
- Could an immune-tolerance strategy prevent damage to nerve cells?
- Developing a new MRI measure of MS progression
- Does blocking the NKCC1 transporter help to prevent nerve cell death?
- Investigating how FoxO3a functions in remyelination
- Searching for MS-specific biomarkers
- Web-based physiotherapy for people with MS
- Improving measures of treatment outcomes and cost-effectiveness in MS
- Delivering cognitive rehabilitation to people with MS
- Exploring fatigue in children and adolescents with MS
How to help
The research we fund is crucial in the fight against MS. Help us to continue supporting world-leading MS research by donating today.