MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The central nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve, which means MS can affect vision, memory, balance and mobility. The severity, duration and disability associated with MS fluctuates and can vary person to person It can also be progressive, and be interspersed with periods of wellness.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research is a long-standing focus area at the University of Calgary and at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, where basic and clinical researchers support a cyclical process of discovery and translation, contributing to new treatments for people living with MS.
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