Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

August 12, 2014 Brigham and Women's Hospital

Howard L. Weiner, MD

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which a patient’s immune system malfunctions and attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing neurologic injury. Dr. Howard Weiner, Director of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), describes research focused on improving multiple sclerosis treatment and finding a cure for this debilitating autoimmune disease.

Areas of BWH research include an observational study of MS patients to understand the various forms of MS and its long term impact, development of therapies to stop MS attacks, the use of stem cells to regenerate the nervous system, and development of a vaccine based on the body’s immune system.

Watch a video of Dr. Weiner discussing multiple sclerosis research at BWH.

 

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