Research

The Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center uniquely integrates preclinical research, with clinical research, and clinical trials. Clinical scientists working in concert with molecular biologists, immunologists, and neuroscientists focus their efforts on solving the major problems in MS. Research efforts are listed below.

  • Determining the molecular basis of myelin regeneration in MS.
  • Identification of drugs that promote myelin regeneration via high throughput screens of small molecule libraries.
  • Defining environmental causes of MS in the context of molecular and population genetics.
  • Developing highly sensitive and specific MRI techniques to quantify myelin in humans.
  • Development of molecular imaging techniques that specifically measure myelin, axons, and inflammation at high resolution.
  • Conducting clinical trials with highly specialized drugs aimed at preventing inflammation and providing neuroprotection in MS.

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