The Multiple Sclerosis Society has not, as you suggest, turned its back on funding virology research. The prevailing theory is that MS is an auto-immune disease in which both genetics and environment play a part. It is widely considered that viruses may be among factors which trigger the condition.
Our research advisory committee continues to welcome scientifically sound proposals for all areas of research which could lead to the treatment and control of this devastating disease.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society