In the News | 2011 and prior

In the News | 2011 and prior

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Please see the just-released Mass Technology Leadership Council Life Sciences Report on Big Data. ACP is the only case study presented in the report, and can be viewed on page 14 of the report!
















Wonderful Article about the Accelerated Cure Project in Scientic America. Click here to read the article.

Watch a great vide talking about the Accelerated Cure Project here

For information regarding OPT-UP please watch the video below of Hollie Schmidt, VP of Scientific Operations, discussing the new study at the past Partnering for a Cures Event.


11/14/12 New Scientific Advisory Board Member

ACP would like to welcome Andreas Jeromin Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at NextGen Sciences Dx., to our Scientific Advisory Board. At NextGen Sciences Dr. Jeromin oversees the scientific development of NextGen’s own biomarker development programs. We are very excited to welcome him to our team, and look forward to working with him!

04/17/12 Virtual MS research community emerges
By Ryan McBride
FierceBiotech, April 17, 2012

“The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is providing the content for the online forum, and Massachusetts General Hospital's MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease developed and supports the technology platform for the community.”

11/30/11 Rocky Mountain MS Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Tim Vollmer, Selected as Principal Investigator for NeuroNEXT Clinical Site 
Press Release, © November 30, 2011

"The goal of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's (NINDS) newly created Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials—or NeuroNEXT—is to conduct exploratory (Phase II) studies of treatments for neurological diseases through partnerships with academia, private foundations, and industry. The network is designed to test the most promising new therapies, increase the efficiency of clinical trials before embarking on larger studies, and respond quickly as new opportunities arise to test promising treatments for people with neurological disorders."

11/21/11 MSRCNY Receives Approval for Groundbreaking Stem Cell Trial in Multiple Sclerosis
Landmark Study Targets Repair and Regeneration for MS Patients
Press Release, © November 21, 2011

"The Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (MSRCNY) and the International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) jointly announced today the ICMS Institutional Review Board’s (IRB) approval of the first study to use autologous brain-like or neural stem cells for multiple sclerosis."

Spring 2011 Accelerated Cure Feature: Unraveling Multiple Sclerosis
Shepherd Center is one of 10 sites nationwide collecting data and searching for answers that might point to a cure.
Spinal Column, © Spinal Column

"It started with numbness in his hands, feet, face and abdomen. At the time, Louis Llop ignored the loss of sensation as it washed over parts of his body -- chalking it up to having a cold or sleeping the wrong way. He even ventured outside to chop wood that day, hoping the physical exertion would set his body right again."

04/28/11 EMD Serono, Inc. provides $1.5M Grant to Massachusetts General Hospital (PDF 106 KB)
Grant will fund development of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum website
Press Release, © April 28, 2011

"EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the company is providing Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with a $1.5M grant for the development of the Mutiple Sclerosis (MS) Discovery Forum, an advanced scientific web community. The MS Discovery Forum will bring together members of the MS research community and foster on-line discussion, facilitate collaborations, create opportunities for translational research and speed the development of treatments."

01/19/10 The IMSMP Announces Major Expansion Plans to NYC Headquarters
Pamela Bloom
Press Release, © MS Research Center of New York

"The International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice (IMSMP), a 34,000 square foot research and treatment center dedicated to MS, today announced that it has signed a lease for an additional 48,000 square feet."

08/12/09 UC Denver boosts research assault on MS
By Jennifer Brown
The Denver Post, © The Denver Post

"The University of Colorado Denver medical campus Tuesday became the ninth site in a national repository project aimed at fighting the neurological disease."

03/19/09 The important work of the Accelerated Cure Project
By Marion Leeds Carroll
Arlington Advocate, © GateHouse Media, Inc.

"When I heard about the Accelerated Cure Project, a plan clicked: I can hold a concert, invite great singers to perform, and let myself sing one song, if I'm well enough."

02/16/09 453rd in 10k was a big deal for Bob
By Jessie Moniz
Bermuda Royal Gazette, Page © The Royal Gazette Ltd.

"This charity was especially important to Mr. Mellor because he had a cousin with MS. 'I raised $2,000 for it,' said Mr. Mellor."

09/26/08 Man walks the distance for his sick wife
By Rachel Ryan
The Citizen © Newsquest Media Group

"A man whose wife has suffered for 15 years with a debilitating disease is walking across England to raise £60,000."

09/23/08 MS doesn’t always slow a person down
By Jim Dunlap
Vail Daily © Vail Daily

"The money raised by the Tyler Hamilton Foundation this year will proudly be presented to Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis for the creation of an MS Repository Collection site, at the Rocky Mountain MS Center in Denver."

08/13/08 Cyclonauts to stage races to raise money for Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis
By Bill Wells
The Republican © 2008 LLC

"The Cyclonauts will host the Cyclocross Race to Cure Multiple Sclerosis Series, which will start in late August and run into November. Proceeds from the series will go toward the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis."

11/22/07 His MS project takes collaborative approach to a cure
By Stephanie V. Siek
Boston Globe, Globe West Section Page 1 © 2007 The New York Times Company

"Art Mellor always put blood, sweat, and tears into the high-technology start-ups he worked with, but when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, following the old maxim became literal."

10/31/07 Recreation: Still plenty of time left to start Half Marathon training schedule
By Dana Oppedisano
Naples Daily News © 2007 Naples Daily News and NDN Productions

"Congratulations to Naples' own Mike Yashko, who ran in the 32nd Marine Corps Marathon..."

08/31/07 Family Hopes Paralyzed Toddler Will Walk Again

"Last spring they heard about a repository project at the UMASS Medical Center outside of Boston. The Accelerated Cure Project aims to collect health information from thousands of TM and MS patients in hopes of one day finding a cure."

07/03/07 MS Repository hopes to put multiple sclerosis research of the fast track
By Jennifer Lord
Metrowest Daily News, Page C1 © GateHouse Media, Inc.

"The Accelerated Cure Project isn't a simple foundation dedicated to funding a cure. Its main initiative is the creation of the MS Repository, the largest openly accessible collection of bio-samples ever assembled for use in MS research."

06/25/07 Collaborating for a Cure
By Elizabeth Cooney
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Page © 2007 Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp.

"Three [subjects] were added last week when the White family drove up from their home in Blythewood, S.C., to become part of the project."

05/08/07 Support Growing For Grassroots SSDI/SSI- Reform Initiative For The Chronically Disabled
Medical News, Online © 2007 MediLexicon International Ltd.

"Along with the Accelerated Cure Project and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, several other organizations and individuals, have begun to garner support for this important effort."

05/02/07 MS drug makers try a new pitch: empathy
By Stephen Heuser
Boston Globe, Business Section, Page 1 © Copyright 2007 Globe Newspaper Company

"Art Mellor, a multiple sclerosis patient who runs a research foundation for the disease, went through the simulator an hour after it opened..."

03/09/07 Alpine couple training for MS cure
By Amy Choate-Nielsen
Deseret Morning News © 2007 Deseret News Publishing Company

"...David Roskelley will run the Boston Marathon for the second year in a row and raise money for the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis."