Research

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. And we're getting closer.

Investing in research areas such as MRI scanning has helped us understand more about MS than ever before.

But every big breakthrough is the result of years of hard work. That's why your ongoing support is so important.

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£10could buy vital lab supplies for MS researchers, helping them find ways to stop MS faster

£20could pay for lab equipment like petri dishes to grow bacteria important for studying the genetics of MS

£30could process one blood sample, giving us crucial information about genes that could lead to treatment breakthroughs

Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.

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£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS

£20a month could pay for lab equipment like petri dishes to grow bacteria important for studying genetics

£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks

Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.

See inside our labs

In this film, Professor Robin Franklin takes us on a tour of the MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair. His team are working hard to understand what goes wrong in MS so they can develop new treatments to fix the damage. This version of Robin's story has audio description.

See the research you help us fund

In this section

Photo: Researcher working in lab

Latest research 

MS research has never been more exciting. Get the latest news and updates from researchers all over the world.
Get the latest research news
Researchers in the Edinburgh lab

Explore our research

We're making huge strides in MS research. Find out about the key research areas and treatments on the horizon.
Find out about the studies we're funding

Meet the researchers

Meet Omar de Faria Jr and find out how his work could lead to treatments that can repair myelin. This version of Omar's story has audio description.
Explore our research

Take part in research

There are lots of ways you can get involved in MS research. From joining the MS Register to helping us shape our research programme. 
Find out how to get involved

For researchers

This year we expect to invest several million pounds through our existing research portfolio, and award funding to several new projects.
Learn about our funding opportunities