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May 2009

Personal Stories

Connect with others whose lives are affected by MS, like neurologist William Shafer.

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MS Fact

Most people are diagnosed between 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed MS.

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In the News

Is it MS or a Look-Alike? International Society Task Force Offers Guidelines for Diagnosing MS and its Mimics

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Research News

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Genetics Study to Launch Despite Challenging Times
The groundbreaking genetics study will yield clues into the causes of MS and new treatments. Still, the study and more than 40 other promising projects still need funding to move forward.
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Getting Results


Neurologists Honor Pioneer in MS Imaging
The National MS Society and American Academy of Neurology presented Prof. David H. Miller, MD, with the 2009 John Dystel Prize on April 29. Miller pioneered the use of MRI to aid MS diagnosis and research.
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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

New Strategy Captures Drug Maker's Interest
EMD Serono, Inc., agreed to provide Fast Forward, LLC, the Society's drug discovery subsidiary, with up to $19 million for early stage clinical development projects.

Get Involved

Get Involved

World MS Day is May 27. Join the Global Movement!
More than two million people worldwide live with MS. This year, for the first time, 80 MS organizations around the globe are taking part in World MS Day on May 27, 2009 to build awareness about the disease to move us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.
See how you can get involved >>

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This communication is partially sponsored through the generous support of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; EMD Serono, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc.; Genentech and Biogen Idec.

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