Pioneering research on the causes of an MS attack: The 2006 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research for Dr. William A. Sibley

King, Martha
June 2006
Inside MS;Jun/Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p22
Academic Journal
The article announces the awarding of the 2006 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research to William A. Sibley of the Arizona Health Sciences Center. Sibley's study of people with MS and healthy controls showed that a proportion of all new MS attacks were preceded by a cold. His findings led directly to the development of several disease-modifying drugs. Once it was understood that virus infections triggered MS attacks, Sibley quickly proposed that interferon could be used to tamp them down.


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