Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable disease that damages the central nervous system and can affect nearly any function, but the most common symptoms are overwhelming fatigue, vision problems, and difficulties with mobility. This incurable disease has a significant impact on quality of life and can place high financial burdens on those with the disorder. There are currently 14 approved disease-modifying drugs for MS patients. While effective, many are expensive and may carry other health risks.

Learn more about the research we’re funding to help improve the lives of nearly 400,000 Americans affected by MS.

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