In 2016, MS Ireland started a bi-annual information magazine about MS research.
If or when you are diagnosed in Ireland 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 projects 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.
MS Ireland strongly advocates promotion, support and funding of research into disease treatment, management, understanding and hopefully, a cure. The society supports several research studies in Ireland, helps them translate 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 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: June 2017
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