Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory condition that prevents the proper functioning of the central nervous system. This debilitating condition is most commonly diagnosed in young adults.

It is not known what triggers multiple sclerosis, or how to cure it. These important questions are the focus of our multiple sclerosis research.

Simon Willis
Above: Dr Simon Willis aims to discover how multiple sclerosis occurs

Our multiple sclerosis research

Our researchers aim to decipher how multiple sclerosis occurs, and discover new treatments. To do this they are investigating:

  • how multiple sclerosis is triggered, and the factors that influence susceptibility
  • why the safeguards that prevent harmful immune responses fail in multiple sclerosis
  • how harmful immune responses and inflammation can be turned off as a treatment for conditions including multiple sclerosis.

Our search for infectious triggers for multiple sclerosis is a collaborative project with:

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