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eNews January 2010 - National MS Society
MS and Juvenile Diabetes investigators to collaborate

Fast Foward

Fast Forward propels scientific collaboration

The Society’s Fast Forward initiative has forged a first-ever collaboration by scientists in different but related autoimmune research areas. A joint grant from the Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will enable unique drug development research.

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Sharon Paulson Sharon Paulson, will do 50 MS events by 2020
Tom Kuhn Tom Kuhn, new Chair of National Board
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Cool digital stuff for
MS Awareness Week
March 8-14

Primary Progressive MS Primary Progressive MS  What You Need to Know

New book and companion DVD available free from the Society for people affected by primary progressive MS. The DVD stars a host and four others all living with PPMS. Call 1-800-344-4867.

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Brain ScanPursuing blood flow insufficiency (CCSVI) leads in MS
The Society has launched an accelerated international effort to identify rigorous CCSVI research proposals. Initial grants will be announced in June. The Society is also working with University of Buffalo to help them recruit adults and children with MS to determine the prevalence of CCSVI. 500 volunteers have already been selected.

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$4.5 Million for MS Research$4.5 million for MS research from Congress
MS activists and Congressional friends of the movement came through in December. Despite tough times, $4.5 million is now earmarked to continue MS research through the Defense Department’s 2010 budget for Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

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