multiple sclerosis

Alternative Treatments for MS Provide New Hope

November 15, 2016

Read the original article by Kara Marker on Interferon drugs have long been used as treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease where damaged nerves cause a range of neurological symptoms in those afflicted. But interferon drugs only help about 50 percent of MS patients. What’s the other half supposed to do? From […]

Discovery MS Launches at the NC Research Campus

November 14, 2016

 Discovery MS, a non-profit research initiative housed in the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) on the NC Research Campus, just north of Charlotte, NC, launched with an announcement of several ongoing multiple sclerosis research projects.    People with multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists and philanthropists joined together this week to launch Discovery MS, a non-profit […]

N.C. Research Campus launches new way to fund scientist’s work with multiple sclerosis group

November 08, 2016

Read the original article from Charlotte Business Journal’s Ken Elkins.  A new study at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis is searching for a cure for multiple sclerosis, but leaders are also working for a new way to seek continuing financial support for that research. Discovery MS is up and running with a $1 million donation […]

Duke University cardiologist named principal investigator for MURDOCK Study

March 08, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—March 6, 2015—Eight years after she helped create Duke University’s health research project based at the North Carolina Research Campus, Kristin Newby, MD, MHS, has become the lead scientist for the MURDOCK Study. Newby, professor of Medicine at Duke and faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, replaces Rob Califf, MD, as the […]

100th MS patient Enrolled in Groundbreaking Study

January 21, 2015

KANNAPOLIS and RALEIGH, N.C.—Jan. 21, 2015—A Raleigh medical practice has enrolled its 100th patient into a Duke University health research project working to end multiple sclerosis. Raleigh Neurology Associates recently reached the 100-patient milestone for the MURDOCK Multiple Sclerosis Study, a long-term health research project based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. Raleigh […]

Men Needed for Research Studies

October 15, 2014

The MURDOCK Study and UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis need men to sign up for research studies.   (Kannapolis, N.C., October 15, 2014)—Officials with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), both at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., are having a hard time […]

MS research launched at Research Campus

August 16, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A North Carolina Research Campus institute has launched dedicated multiple sclerosis research with its recent hire of a postdoctoral fellow to help study the disease from a genetic perspective. Sabrina Cote, Ph.D., joined the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) as a postdoctoral research fellow working for Simon Gregory, Ph.D., director of […]

Sabrina Cote

DHMRI Launches Dedicated MS Research with Hire of Postdoctoral Fellow

July 31, 2014

Read the original article posted on Sabrina Cote, PhD, has joined the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) as a postdoctoral research fellow working for Simon Gregory, PhD, director of the DHMRI genomics laboratory. She will be researching Multiple Sclerosis (MS) under Gregory’s direction. Gregory, who is also an associate professor in the section […]

A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

June 19, 2014

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]

Research Night at the Kannapolis Research Campus

April 22, 2014

Details May 12, 2014 6:00 PM EST – 8:00 PM EST NC Research Campus at Kannapolis 150 Research Campus Drive Kannapolis, NC 28081 See Map Join us on Monday, May 12th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm for Research Night at the Kannapolis Research Campus!  Dr. Simon Gregory will give an Update on the Murdock Study Cohort. The […]

Multiple Sclerosis Study Enrolling

March 09, 2012

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects the ability of the brain and spinal cord nerve cells to communicate resulting in physical and cognitive disability. It is the most common cause of neurological disability in early and middle adulthood. Over 400,000 people in the US are diagnosed with MS. While therapies exist, none significantly […]