As the federal budget and appropriations process continues, it is vital for MS activists to advocate for robust funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As the country's premier institution for medical research and the single largest source of biomedical research funding in the world, the NIH's work is tremendously important to people living with MS.
Click here to take action today and urge your U.S. Senators and Representative to support $35 billion for the NIH in Fiscal Year 2011.
Over the past decade, NIH's research has contributed to enhanced knowledge about the mechanics of the immune system, which in turn has led to a better understanding of MS lesions. These NIH discoveries are being used to gain more information about the potential causes of MS and different methods to alter the immune system response to treat MS. Dedicating $35 billion for the NIH in Fiscal Year 2011 would build upon this progress by permitting the NIH to pursue promising scientific and health advances for diseases and chronic conditions including MS.