- For those who have issues with the NMSS please don't read any further.
The NMSS is pumping a vast amount of $s into MS research. I have had good impressions of the NMSS having had correspondence with their head and their director of research. The NMSS also is happy to fund overseas researchers such as one of my neuros, Prof Giovannoni, and other top dogs at Cambridge.
Here is a list of currently fuunded NMSS research - it's long but worth a flick through for those nerds like myself. As usual there is the usual EAE / let's cure a mouse stuff, but also a lot of funding for neuro-protection and repair projects.
What also surprised me was the number of projects which are looking at our hobby horses: ebv and B cells (me), Helminth (which Lyon bores us to death about), Uric acid, Vit D (the beautiful, but slightly mad, Jimmylegs), minocycline (an old favourite), hormones (the beautiful, but more mature Shayk), and PPAR (various). There is unfortunately nothing about insulin (time to give up the ghost on this one Lindacarol - couldn't your parents decide on either Linda or Carol?). Also Histamine is being studied (I won't mention a certain person who has shown interest in this). Nothing I could see on abx - so get back to your painting by numbers Anecdote rather than wasting time reading the attached.
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/pdf/re ... tState.pdf