National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Receives $20,000 From VWR Foundation

The VWR Charitable Foundation recently celebrated its sales teams’ accomplishments by making charitable contributions totaling $100,000 in their honor to five organizations, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. VWR, based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, provides products, services, and solutions for the laboratory and production needs of customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, education, government, and…

MS Society Raised $25M to Fund New Research Through NOW Campaign

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced that its five-year campaign to raise $250 million has concluded with its goal fully achieved, allowing the society to launch more research into multiple sclerosis (MS) and effect more life-changing progress than at any other time in its nearly 70-year history. A total 818 research projects…

MS Society to Benefit from Auction of Jay Leno’s Custom Ford Truck

Barrett-Jackson, an Arizona-based auction company specializing in the auction of antique and classic automobiles,  has announced that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be among the nonprofits supported through its 45th Anniversary auction of custom vehicles. The company has donated over $84.6 million to charities since 1971. The anniversary auction, which includes a number of…

Volunteer Yoga Instructor Helps Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Gail Pickens-Barger is a doTERRA Elite Wellness Advocate who has been helping students to improve their fitness for 15 years. The yoga instructor is now also dedicated to serving the fitness goals of a particular population — patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating layer (called myelin) that…

MS Physical Therapy in Need of Proper Study, Experts Say

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced that a panel of experts led a comprehensive review of 142 published studies addressing rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis (MS), and found evidence suggesting that weekly in-home or outpatient physical therapy offers benefits — but, mostly, it found a lack of well-designed studies into…

MS Researchers Gather in Texas to Share Findings, Advance Ideas

The Fifth Tykeson Fellows Conference brought senior multiple sclerosis (MS) scientists together with nearly 100 young research and clinical fellows from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS Society of Canada, and MS International Federation to promote collaboration, networking, and the sharing of research data with the goal of improving patients’ lives and developing…

Mitsubishi Auction Raises Money for Multiple Sclerosis Society

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) recently announced a nationwide auction of its first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The auction is currently ongoing on eBay  and bidding will conclude on Nov. 21 at the 29th annual MS Dinner Auction, sponsored…

MS, Other Groups to Benefit from Fitbit’s Step Challenge

Fitbit, a company dedicated to the development of health and fitness products and experiences to help individuals adopt healthier lifestyles, recently announced the FitForGood initiative, a step challenge encouraging Fitbit fans to get fit for a good cause — with their steps translating into funding for three national non-profit organizations:…

Omnicare Donates $100,000 to National MS Society’s NOW Campaign for Research and Fellowships

Omnicare, a Fortune 500 company based in Cincinnati, Ohio that provides comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across the United States, recently made a generous donation of $100,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s inaugural No Opportunity Wasted (NOW) campaign. The NOW campaign aims to raise $250 million to help boost ongoing research…

Multiple Sclerosis Community Celebrates World MS Day

World MS Day is celebrated on May 27 as a day dedicated to those who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). In order to mark the occasion, organizations, companies, advocates, and communities are hosting events throughout the world to share inspiring stories, raise awareness about the disease and campaign to support both patients…

Myelin Repair Foundation and NIH to Study Guanabenz for MS

The Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) will initiate a clinical trial of guanabenz in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Guanabenz is FDA-approved for high blood pressure, but it may also prevent myelin loss. The drug could be the first for MS to protect myelin from…

Can Suppressing a Protein Associated With Good Health Help Treat MS?

Gladstone Institutes scientists have discovered a successful new treatment that could potentially be used in multiple sclerosis (MS). The treatment involves suppressing a protein that traditionally is associated with overall good health. The study, SIRT1 Deacetylates RORγt and Enhances Th17 Cell Generation, appeared April 27, 2015 in the Journal…

Two Already-Approved Medications Could Treat MS

Two already available medications could be used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In a new study titled, “Drug Based Modulation of Endogenous Stem Cells,” published in the journal Nature on April 20, 2015, scientists report that two drugs could activate stem cells in the brain, possibly repairing MS-induced damage to…

Biogen to Focus on RRMS Disease Management, Treatment at Upcoming Conference

Biogen plans to present new clinical data at the 67th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., April 18 – 25, 2015, including numerous presentations focusing on multiple sclerosis.  In a company press release, Biogen stated “At AAN, we will feature new scientific data, including research highlighting the…

National MS Society Announces $28 Million Funding For Research

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced it will grant $28 million to 84 new research projects and training awards focused on multiple sclerosis (MS). The new financial support is included in the society’s comprehensive research strategy, which was designed to not only end MS, but also restore patients’…

National MS Society Now Sponsored by Key Bike MS Supporter

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will receive an annual sponsorship from Showers Pass to support its efforts to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as to find a cure for the disease. Showers Pass manufactures biking clothes and material and supports the…

MuckFest MS Recently Featured on ABC’s “The Bachelor”

The fundraising event MuckFest MS, which takes place this year between April and November in 11 different cities across the U.S. to help support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and patients who live with multiple sclerosis, was recently featured on an episode of ABC’s TV reality series The Bachelor.

Researchers Study Device to Improve Balance for MS Patients

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients often experience difficulty with balance and fear falling, which may prevent them from being social or participating in exercise and community activities, affecting their quality of life. However, a pioneering study conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is looking to understand the role of…

Can Multiple Sclerosis Be Treated with Video Games?

A team of researchers from Ohio State University received a $44,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund the development and testing of an interactive video game designed to promote and supplement physical therapy among patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), an…