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This Holiday Season Some Dream of a White Christmas - The Accelerated Cure Project Dreams of Developing a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Date:12/18/2007

nd implicate others.

Building The Repository

Recognizing that researchers don't have the time or resources to collect enough samples that could be used in multiple studies, Mellor has made building the repository a top priority. And Mellor is not alone in his efforts. The following research centers across the country have joined Accelerated Cure Project as collection sites for the repository: Johns Hopkins Medical Center (Baltimore), University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center (Worcester), University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas), Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (New York), Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix) and Shepherd Center (Atlanta).

Currently the repository is rapidly approaching its initial goal of 1,000 samples. The Accelerated Cure Project intends to continue collecting samples from as many as 10,000 subjects for its MS Repository. The repository is projected to become the largest openly accessible, multi-disciplinary collection of bio-samples, and related donor data ever assembled for use in Multiple Sclerosis research.

"What we need now more than anything are the funds to continue building our repository so that we can then accelerate the cure for Multiple Sclerosis by determining its causes," says Mellor.

And this is Mellor's only wish for the holiday season.

For more information about the Accelerated Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual donation, call 781/487-0008 or visit acceleratedcure.org. Checks may be made payable to the Accelerated Cure Project, 300 Fifth Avenue Waltham, MA 02451. All donations are tax deductible.


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