Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status and Strategies for the Future (Hardback)Committee on Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status and Strategies for the Future (author), Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health (author), Institute of Medicine (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), Janet E. Joy (editor), Richard B. Johnston (editor)
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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the nervous system, affecting about 1 million people worldwide. Even though it has been known for over a hundred years, no cause or cure has yet been discovered-but now there is hope. New therapies have been shown to slow the disease progress in some patients, and the pace of discoveries about the cellular machinery of the brain and spinal cord has accelerated.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of multiple sclerosis today, as researchers seek to understand its processes, develop therapies that will slow or halt the disease and perhaps repair damage, offer relief for specific symptoms, and improve the abilities of MS patients to function in their daily lives.
The panel reviews existing knowledge and identifies key research questions, focusing on:
The committee also discusses ways to build and financially support the MS research enterprise, including a look at challenges inherent in designing clinical trials. This book will be important to MS researchers, research funders, health care advocates for MS research and treatment, and interested patients and their families.
Publisher: National Academies Press
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 848 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 83 mm
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