The award-winning Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence at OMRF is one of the preeminent MS research and treatment centers in the world.
The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.
In MS, immune cells attack the protective covering of nerves in the brain, causing vision problems, tremors, paralysis, painful spasms, imbalance and cognitive changes.
The trio of scientists assumed their new positions at the foundation Nov. 1, bringing the total number of OMRF senior scientists to 49.
The grant will provide Bob Axtell with $2.8 million to study NMO and investigate its similarities to other autoimmune diseases, particularly MS.
While we celebrate mothers this weekend, scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are working constantly to protect them.