Multiple Sclerosis Research

Researchers at Kessler Foundation study ways of managing the cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Cognitive and Depressive Symptoms in MS

    Researchers are studying thinking abilities and depressive symptoms in older individuals with MS. Younger individuals with MS and individuals without MS will be recruited for a control group.

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  • Understanding COVID-19's Effect on People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Multiple Sclerosis -Survey Study

    The purpose of this study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, or those with a history of stroke. 

     

     

     

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  • Consolidation & Encoding in MS

    The purpose of this research study is to investigate how new information is strengthened in memory in people with MS. Researchers want to understand what happens in the brain after a person learns new information. 

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  • Social Interactions in MS

    The purpose of this research study is to understand how individuals with MS learn from the outcomes of their actions during a common social situation. 

    Participants will complete tests of attention and memory and play a simple game on the computer with a partner. 

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  • Robotic Exoskeleton Therapy on Mobility and Cognition in MS

    This study examines the usefulness of a wearable robotic exoskeleton device to improve learning, memory, and walking in people with MS. 

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  • Memory Rehabilitation in MS

    This study investigates the effectiveness of memory techniques in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

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  • Cognitive Rehabilitation and Physical Exercise in People with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    The purpose of this research is to study whether completing thinking exercises on a computer combined with physical exercise is an effective treatment for difficulties with thinking, memory, and problem-solving in individuals with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PMS).

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  • Fatigue and Brain Iron in Multiple Sclerosis

    The purpose of this research study is to detect any accumulation of iron in certain regions of the brain using MRI and use this imaging data to examine the relationship between iron deposition and the severity of cognitive fatigue in MS.

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  • Examination of Social Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Using Virtual Reality

    The purpose of this study is to create a new virtual reality based (VR) method of measuring how well individuals with MS recognize emotions in other people. The study will also examine how useful and effective this new VR method is as a measurement tool. 

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  • Processing Speed and Eye Movements

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between eye movements and the speed someone is able to process information.

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