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A major focus of ongoing research at UC Irvine is to develop new therapeutic strategies designed to limit ongoing demyelination while repairing damaged nerve tissue.

UCI stem-cell grant for M.S.: $4.8 million
May 24, 2012
A UC Irvine researcher will receive $4.8 million to develop a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis using stem cells, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced Thursday.

Dr. Thomas Lane Honored as 2011 Research Volunteer of the polygranet Year by Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National MS Society
January 28, 2012
On Saturday, January 28, the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society honored outstanding volunteers and corporate partners as part of the Annual Meeting of Members. JNCIP-ENT The honored individuals and companies rose to the top of thousands of supporters.

UCI honored for MS research
December 1, 2011
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society certified UC Irvine as an official center for MS comprehensive care Thursday in the Gottschalk Medical Plaza.

Stem cell pioneer takes aim at M.S.
October 31, 2011
The decades-long dream of treating debilitating injury and illness with stem cells is quickly becoming reality.

UCI: Dietary supplement can halt progress of M.S.
October 3, 2011
A dietary supplement sold over the counter appears to halt the progress of multiple sclerosis, fending off paralysis in laboratory mice, a new study by UC Irvine researchers shows.

UCI Researchers find link between environment, genetics in triggering MS
May 31, 2011
Environmental and inherited risk factors associated with multiple sclerosis — previously poorly understood and not known to be connected — converge to alter a critical cellular function linked to the chronic neurologic disease, researchers with the UC Irvine Multiple Sclerosis Research Center have discovered.

Continuing the Legacy
May 4, 2011
Tom Lane and Dr. Michael Demetriou have a simple goal for UC Irvine’s new Multiple Sclerosis Research Center: to continue the legacy of excellence established by Dr. Stanley van den Noort.

Holding Your Nerve
Dr. Thomas Lane explains how he and his team at the University of California, Irvine, are persevering invaluable research which could lead to treatments for viral-induced neurologic diseases

Immune system helps transplanted stem cells navigate in central nervous system

Could stem cells reverse MS?
UCI team explores treatment to regenerate disease-ravaged nerve tissue