“Modifiable factors are things we can change, and therefore research on these agents is exceptionally important and particularly of interest to everyone affected by chronic conditions – we all want to know what we can personally do to improve our health.”
We have had a great response to our new study focusing on the health histories of people with MS! Thank you to everyone who has joined the study; over half of people we have recruited have already enrolled. We and our collaborators will use this study to explore how genetic risk factors for MS and other risk factors, such as smoking, relate to an individual person’s experiences with MS.
Erika and Eric Braun generously held their second annual fundraiser for Discovery MS. They raised $28,300 to advance MS research! We are very grateful to the Brauns and everyone who contributed to the fundraiser. Every dollar donated helps us pursue flexible, agile, and aggressive research projects aimed at improving MS prevention and treatment. Thank you to everyone for all of your support! Help them reach $30,000 by donating here.
Our summer intern, Briana, is back! Briana just completed her Junior Year at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She will be working mainly with our Primary-Progressive MS and MS Health History studies this summer.
We just hit a milestone for our Primary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PP-MS) Longitudinal Study: the first set of participants have completed the full 5 years of the study! Thank you to all our participants for your continued involvement. We are excited to use these data to learn about PP-MS progression by investigating markers of progression and prognostic predictors. The study will officially conclude in 2020.