If or when you are diagnosed today, your neurologist will be able to talk you about different types of first and second-line medicines available to you. What we do not know, however, is what causes MS. Because of this, a cure seems like a distant realisation that might not happen during our lifetime. But, this doesn’t mean that hope is lost.
With new developments in clinical trials and research studies happening at a steadier pace than they did a decade ago, it is important for people with MS, policy-makers and healthcare professionals to be aware of what is happening in the scientific field.
To improve the public’s awareness in R&D, MS Ireland started a bi-annual magazine about MS research in 2016.
They strongly advocate promotion, support, and funding of research into disease treatment, management, understanding and hopefully, a cure. The society also supports several research studies in Ireland, and translates the findings and/or recruit people to participate.
If you want to take part in research projects, check the website of MS Ireland for open studies here.
You can find more info about MS Ireland’s role in supporting research here.
As always, I cannot thank everyone in MS Ireland enough for the hard work they do every day in often difficult local circumstances. Because funding towards the Society (and therefore research also) slowed down during the recession, they have tried to maintain their high standard of commitment towards those with MS.
If you want to donate to aid research and support MS Ireland, please visit this page.
Updated: September 14th, 2018
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