Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010: A Year of Significant Progress in MS Research
National MS Society Leads the Way in Cutting Edge Research to Stop MS, Restore Function and End MS Forever

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exciting advances were made in 2010 in virtually every field of MS research. Progress toward finding new therapies for MS is illustrated by the availability of the first oral disease-modifying therapy for MS. Progress was also made toward finding ways to restore function and improving quality of life and specific MS symptoms through exercise, meditation, rehabilitation and medications, including the first therapy specifically approved to treat a symptom of MS (Ampyra). Our understanding of factors that influence whether a person develops MS deepened this year, bringing us closer to finding ways to prevent the disease.
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