Important research progress in 2015 offered new leads in stopping multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a report from the National MS Society.
MS is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system in which the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and the body, is interrupted. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50 years, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
The following is a brief summary of significant 2015 research progress and initiatives.
Source: PR Newswire; December 29, 2015.