multiple sclerosis

Research!America’€™s newest fact sheet series highlights the personal stories of medical research and the importance of increasing the NIH budget in FY15. We hope you will share these fact sheets with your representatives or congressional candidates, or take it with you on Hill or in-district visits. No one who reads these stories can doubt the significance of medical progress. A stronger investment in research is needed now more than ever! Here are their stories: John Hudson Dilgen, Epidermolysis Bullosa Steve DeWitte, Parkinson’s disease Victor Medina, Traumatic Brain Injury Carrie Scott, Multiple Sclerosis Max Hasenauer, X-linked agammaglobulinemia Michael Moskowitz, non-Hodgkin’s...
Dear Research Advocate: Today, June 5, is a milestone in our Ask Your Candidates! (AYC!) voter education initiative. Today is the culmination of 5 by June 5 , a nationwide push to encourage voters to ask their candidates about the priority of medical progress and encourage five others to do the same. There is still time for you to join us! Click here to send a message to the candidates running for House and Senate in your district . You can customize the message to include your personal reasons for supporting medical research or you can just click send on the message we’€™ve provided. In this case, it doesn’€™t just take a village, it takes a nation. Please help us reach voters in every...
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a neurological disorder that is a leading cause of disability in young adults. May 29 is World MS Day ; started in 2009, it is a global campaign to raise awareness of MS which affects more than 2 million people world-wide and an estimated 400,000 Americans. There is no cure for MS and current therapies have only limited benefits to slow disease progression. Learn more about MS on Research!America’€™s fact sheet . The 2012 theme for World MS day was 1000 Faces of MS; this theme has carried over into 2013 with a deeper focus on six individuals living with MS and their individual mottos to live by’€”mottos that have helped them overcome so many obstacles. You can...
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is marking this year’€™s multiple sclerosis Awareness Week with a national campaign, ’€œ Every Connection Counts .’€ The campaign seeks to raise awareness of MS and draw attention to the impact of MS; this disease ’€œdivides minds from bodies, pulls people from their lives and away from one another,’€ according to the National MS Society . Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, debilitating condition that is triggered by the body’€™s immune system attacking the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and optic nerves. This aberrant immune response targets myelin, a protective sheath that covers nerve fibers like rubber around an electrical...
January 9, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court’s dismissal of Sherley v. Sebelius , a case intended to block federal funding for scientists conducting embryonic stem cell research, is a victory for patients and the research community. This key decision will allow the continuation of federal funding from the National Institutes of Health, providing essential support for scientists to conduct lifesaving research. Embryonic stem cells, which can repair or replace damaged tissue and organs, have advanced research aimed at finding cures and therapies to treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders including vision impairment, spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis. Clinical trials have also...

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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter