Autoimmune: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune disease affecting an estimated one million people in the U.S. MS is characterized by the dysregulated immune response towards myelin proteins of the central nervous system, which causes the destruction of neurons, disrupts the flow of information within the central nervous system, and ultimately results in disease symptoms such as loss of movement, impaired vision, and fatigue. Existing therapies for MS rely on aggressive and escalating immune-suppressant regimens that cause severe side effects and compromise quality of life.