If it were simple as simple as throwing money at it, I promise you there would be a cure by now. It's not just about money. It is very complicated.
I couldn't agree more. This disease is really complicated - several genes involved, an environmental factor (a pathogen yet to be identified). The environmental factor (probably an infectious agent) which is caught at a particular time in someones life. Timelags between getting infected and symptoms of MS. Hormonal issues - woman get in twice as much as men. Possible protective role of Vit D.
From my contact with researchers in the UK I feel that progress is being made. I was told recently that the genetics issues have almost been sorted out. Work continues on identifying the infectious agent etc.
As I have said before, technology is leading to new discoveries. And treatments will also allow the researchers to understand more about the cause / cascade of events.
And a cure won't be in a single form. Treament to stop disease activity / progression, treatment to repair damage, treatment to prevent people getting MS in the first place (e.g. vaccinations against the infectious agent). And I think discoveries relating to cancer, and other neurological disease will have read across.