Media Advisory

UB researchers to discuss new clinical study that could overturn understanding of MS

By Lois Baker

Release Date: October 13, 2009 This content is archived.


University at Buffalo neurology researchers are beginning a clinical study that, if successful, could overturn current understanding of the causes of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The three primary researchers involved in the 1,600-person trial will describe the initial discovery by researchers at two Italian universities that brought this finding to light, and the UB collaboration resulting in this clinical trial.

When and Where: 11 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 14) at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC), Second Floor - Buffalo General Hospital

Visuals: The briefing will feature MRI images that support investigation of the new theory.

Media arrangements: Lois Baker, UB media relations, at 716-645-4606 and John DellaContrada, onsite, at 361-3006.

Directions to the BNAC: Enter through Buffalo General Hospital's main entrance on High St. Head down the main hallway, past the cafeteria and MRI Center, to the gold elevators in the D wing.

Take elevators to the second floor. Turn right and go through doors into Jacobs Neurological Institute. The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center is on the left across the hall from the reception area.