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Research

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. And we're getting closer.

Investing in research areas such as MRI scanning has helped us understand more about MS than ever before.

But every big breakthrough is the result of years of hard work. That's why your ongoing support is so important.

In this section

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Latest research 

MS research has never been more exciting. Get the latest news and updates from researchers all over the world.
Find out about breakthroughs on the horizon
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Explore our research

We're making huge strides in MS research. Find out about the difference you’re making.
Find out about the studies we're funding
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The history of MS research

The money we've invested in research has led to significant progress in the treatment of MS. Find out how far we've come, and why we're closer than ever to stopping MS.
Explore the history of MS research

Take part in research

There are lots of ways you can get involved in MS research. From joining the MS Register to helping us shape our research programme. 
Find out how to get involved

For researchers

This year we expect to invest several million pounds through our existing research portfolio, and award funding to several new projects.
Learn about our funding opportunities

The next research breakthrough is in reach

Your donation will help stop MS.

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    Our minimum donation is £2, please enter a different amount.

£30could process one blood sample, giving researchers crucial information about genes and the immune system.

£50could pay for an hour on a microscope, so scientists can study cells and tissue in greater detail and improve their understanding of the biology of MS.

£100could pay for half an hour of MRI use, so researchers can monitor the success of clinical trials and understand MS in more detail.

Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.

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£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS

£20a month could pay for lab equipment like petri dishes to grow bacteria important for studying genetics

£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks

Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.

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Every penny takes us a step closer to stopping MS.

Every penny takes us a step closer to stopping MS.