Stanford Mulitple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program News and Events

Events

Walk MS: Silicon Valley 2017. Walk MS is a powerful way to join the movement. The event is Saturday, May 6th, at Vasona County Park at 8:00am. 


News

Stanford MS Center certified by the Consortium of MS Centers

The Stanford Multiple Sclerosis Center was awarded ongoing certification for 2017 as a member Center in good standing with the highly esteemed Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Stanford's active membership in the CMSC enables Stanford to continue in its role of national leadership in medical and nursing care in the field of MS.


Crush MS donates to Stanford

CRUSH MS, a Napa Valley nonprofit organization, donated $50,000 to Stanford University


Local vintners team up to fight multiple sclerosis

Two Napa wineries, Reid Family Vineyards and Counter Punch Wines, have created a grassroots effort dedicated to raising awareness and funds to ensure a world free of multiple sclerosis. Their organization, Crush MS, will hold its annual fundraising event on July 30 at Reid Family Vineyards in Napa.


Research is finding a connection between being overweight at a young age and increased risk of MS

It's known that being overweight can lead to various health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Now evidence is building that being overweight early in life might also increase the chance of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life.


Crush MS raises nearly $50,000 for research

Local wineries poured their wines for more than 350 guests at the second annual Crush MS Summer Celebration at Reid Family Vineyards.   The event raised nearly $50,000 which will be directed by the National MS Society to Stanford University for research.


Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy

A swine flu vaccine may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy by stimulating antibodies to attack brain cells that help regulate sleep.


Willow Glen: Girls high school basketball program takes a shot at raising $1k for MS Research

The Willow Glen High School girls basketball program will be hosting a benefit game for Multiple Sclerosis research and awareness and aiming to raise $1,000.


The Stanford University MS Center has been selected by the Accelerated Cure Project as one of eight leading national MS Centers to participate in the ACP open access Clinical Research Network.

Immunology: A tolerant approach

Despite a long record of failure, a few immunologists continue to pursue precisely targed therapies for autoimmune disease.


Found: Potential new way to predict some multiple-sclerosis patients’ disease course, drug response

Stanford neurologist May Han, MD, who specializes in MS, encounters questions like these from her patients on a daily basis. MS is an autoimmune disease of the brain and spinal cord that causes paralysis, blindness and other disabling symptoms. Over a million people, most of them young adults in the prime of life, suffer from MS worldwide.


NMSS Approves Stanford MS Center as Center for Comprehensive Care

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society approved the Stanford MS Center as an NMSS Partner in Care and as a Center for Comprehensive Care, making it only the 2nd Center for Comprehensive Care in Northern California.