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Explore our research

In today’s money, we've invested over £218 million in research since 1956.

Right now we’re funding dozens of projects to help improve diagnosis, treatments and services for everyone. With your help we’re making groundbreaking discoveries.

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Our research projects

We're the biggest charitable funder of MS research in the UK. We only fund top quality science that will make a real difference for people with MS. Read about the groundbreaking projects we're funding.
Explore our research projects
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Our research priorities

We've worked with people with MS, families and health care professionals to find the top 10 MS research questions. Our approach to funding new research is simple - can it help us answer the questions that matter most to people with MS?
Read more about our research priorities

Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair

Meet Professor Robin Franklin, Director of the MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair. He explains what happens to myelin in MS and why he is so dedicated to looking at this area of research to help stop MS. Go to the audio described version of this video.
Find out more about Robin's myelin repair research

Emerging research and treatments

There's never been a more exciting time in MS research. Find out about the areas of research that have the potential to transform life for people with MS, including myelin repair, neuroprotection, stem cells.
Find out more about emerging areas of research

Research Matters magazine

Read Research Matters to stay up to date with the most exciting research, including achievements that mean real changes for people with MS. Meet the researchers committed to stopping MS and hear from people taking part in research.
Read Research Matters

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

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

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