National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NMSS Names New Jersey Facility Center for Comprehensive MS Care

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society‘s (NMSS) Partners in MS Care program has designated the multiple sclerosis center at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care. With the designation, New Jersey now has two Comprehensive MS Care centers serving multiple sclerosis…

NMSS Grant Supports Work Into Epstein-Barr Virus as MS Trigger

A National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant is supporting an Australian-led research team aiming to better understand how the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may be acting as a trigger for multiple sclerosis (MS). The funding will particularly be used to understand what molecules are being targeted by lymphocytes, immune cells that…

Patient Experience Takes ‘Shape’ for MS Awareness Month

From celebrating artists’ works to sharing stories that bring to life the experience of multiple sclerosis (MS), Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month is designed to call attention to this neurodegenerative disorder and the nearly 1 million U.S. residents it’s thought to affect. MS can cause a host of physical…

Expert Voices: Current state of MS treatments and cure research

In this installment of our “Expert Voices” series, Multiple Sclerosis News Today asked Tim Coetzee, PhD, some of your questions related to the current state of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment and cure research. Coetzee serves as the National MS Society’s chief advocacy, services, and science officer. In this capacity, he…

More Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines and MS

A little over a year ago, I wrote about whether people with multiple sclerosis (MS) should get a COVID-19 vaccine. I was anxious to be vaccinated as soon as I could, but I was also concerned about how the vaccines would affect someone with MS. Would the side effects…

Online Art Auction Supports National MS Society

An online auction event supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society  is is running through Feb. 13 on Facebook. Organized by The Dyeing Arts group, the fundraising auction features tie dye and handcraft art from several online communities. The event arose from a partnership between Lighthouse Outdoor Products…

Study Seeks to Better Understand How MS Affects Memory

A new research project will seek to better understand the biological processes that drive memory problems in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), as a better understanding of these processes may open new avenues for intervention. The four-year study is titled “Neuroimaging of Hippocampally Mediated Memory Dysfunction in…

MS Society Spotlights Patient Stories for MS Awareness Week, March 8-14

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) is marking Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, March 8-14, by sharing patients’ stories and encouraging participation in fundraising and advocacy efforts. Each year, a week is set aside to heighten awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative disorder that affects nearly 1 million people in…

Pediatric MS Can Be ‘Diagnostic Odyssey’

A post in one of the MS social media groups I follow recently asked whether kids can have MS. The writer was worried about her 3-year-old. One commenter replied that her son was diagnosed when he was 9. But, she wrote, his symptoms actually began to appear when he…