The University of British Columbia has received $33.8M from an unnamed philanthropist to support research for treatments and cures for multiple sclerosis. The funds will be shared between the university, the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to establish the BC MS Cell Therapies Translation Research Network (MS Research Network). The Daily Hive explains that this research and patient-care hub will draw on new cell and gene engineering research to develop, manufacture, and test cell-based therapies. “With this funding, we’ll finally be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together under one umbrella,” said UBC Professor Megan Levings. UBC| Vancouver Sun| CBC| Daily Hive Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.