More MS news articles for January 2001

Summary of 2000 Research Progress

Dateline:  January 4,  2001

Thanks to the hard work of tens of thousands of volunteers, walkers, bikers and a host of other donors, the year 2000 was one of significant advances in both laboratory and clinical studies in MS. As the largest private supporter of MS research, the National MS Society has been at the core of many of these advances. Throughout the year, the National MS Society's volunteer scientific advisors reviewed 275 MS research proposals and approved 117 as being of scientific merit and relevance. New funding commitments totaling $3.4 million were made in the targeted research areas of gender differences, genetics and other projects. With the additional research projects, the National MS Society has commit to funding a total of over 300 projects to find the cause, treatment and cure for MS.

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This fruitful year has brought the National MS Society closer to achieving its goal: to end the devastating effects of MS. For more information on upcoming events, please click here.