Apologies about politicising this blog, but what happens to investment in science in the UK will eventually impact on the lives of people with MS and their families. The only way to limit the impact of this devastating disease is through scientific research. The unmet need in MS is massive:
1. We have yet to optimise disease-modifying therapies. Is expecting a cure too much?
2. What about restorative therapies?
3. Symptomatic MS therapies are dismal; too many side effects and limited or suboptimal efficacy.
4. What about prevention? Preventative strategies are just beginning to emerge as potential option.
Without investment in research how are we going to address these needs?
You may find Vince Cable’s speech interesting.