We now know enough about what goes wrong in MS to know what needs to be done to fix it.
Scientists are working on three ways to tackle MS: stopping the immune damage, promoting myelin repair and protecting nerves from damage.
We're not there yet, but we believe that if we achieve these goals then we can stop MS.
Running your own lab is rewarding and challenging, writes MS researcher Dr Veronique Miron.
When I was little I drove my parents mad by always asking ‘why’ - I wanted to know how everything worked. So it was natural for me to choose a career in science.
New research has suggested a link between dementia and 18 autoimmune conditions, including MS.
However, the researchers note that it's only a small increase in the risk of anyone – with or without an autoimmune condition – developing dementia.
Month of birth effect
In 1987, researchers started to investigate the link between the month you were born in and the risk of developing MS.
My name is Frances. I’m 24 years old and I recently started my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast.
After taking biology classes at university, I found I enjoyed working in a lab and loved the idea of helping people through medical research.
It can sometimes take years for research findings to be rolled out in clinics. The gap between clinical trials and the clinic means that people often miss out on services that were developed with them in mind.
We want to make sure that everyone has access to the therapies, services and support that are right for them. And we’re working hard to make sure that happens.
2016 was an amazing year for MS research and progress is not slowing down. We look back at some of the key moments and take a sneak peek at what we can expect in 2017.
Research wins in 2016
A big moment for progressive MS
In September we announced the International Progressive MS Alliance would invest over £10 million in progressive MS research.
Low vitamin D levels in newborns could increase their future risk of MS, according to new research.
Scientists found that children born with very low levels of vitamin D were more likely to develop MS in later life.