The Partners MS Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Pathways to Curing Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease which targets the central nervous system. The progress and severity of MS varies among individuals, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe, including numbness in the limbs, loss of vision, and paralysis. The disease usually first appears during young adulthood, and is more common in women. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada, and Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world. It is currently not known what causes MS and there is no cure.
We know that the pace of discovery is directly related to the financial resources we allocate to research. It is for this reason that Kind Exchange is proud to invest in the ‘ground breaking’ research underway in the laboratories of Dr. Howard L. Weiner at the Partners MS Center. This vibrant hub of cutting-edge MS research brings together ‘world renowned’ experts all focused on the most promising and innovative research and initiatives in the field of MS. Research is focused on discovering important biomarkers (an indicator of disease and target for treatment), developing new imaging techniques, and exploring possibilities for new therapies and medications.
Gifts made by Kind Exchange will help move MS research forward towards a cure. For more information about the Kind Exchange partnership with Dr. Howard L. Weiner and the Partners MS Center, click here for details