More MS news articles for December 2000

Summary of Research Progress - 2000

This has been another exciting year for MS research. Thanks to funds provided by its chapters and private donors, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was able to spend a record $27 million to support research programs in 2000. Since its founding 54 years ago, the Society has invested over $290 million to find the cause, treatments and cure for MS.

During the year, our volunteer scientific advisors reviewed 275 MS research proposals and approved 117 as being of high scientific merit and relevance and thus warranting the Society's support. New funding commitments totaling $3.4 million were made in the targeted research areas of gender differences, genetics, and The MS Lesion Project. The Society now has over $40 million in current and future commitments to over 300 MS research projects, for which money must be raised.

Significant advances have been made in both laboratory and clinical studies in MS. As the world's largest private supporter of MS research, the Society has been at the core of many of these advances during 2000.

Key highlights include:

This fruitful year has brought us closer to achieving our goal: to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.