Multiple Sclerosis Research

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

  • Biomarker for Cognitive Fatigue in MS Using fMRI

    The purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of Tysabri (Natalizumab) on cognitive fatigue in people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). 

    Note*** Participants with RRMS must be patients at RWJ Barnabas Health.

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  • An Ecological Momentary Assessment of MS Symptoms

    The purpose of this study is to track MS symptoms using an iPhone.

    This study can be completed remotely and does not require in-person visits.

     

     

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  • Behavioral and Neural Genetics in Neurological Disorders

    The purpose of this research is to investigate how someone's genetic makeup as reflected in their DNA is related to brain injury and thinking in people with MS and TBI. 

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  • Exercise and Cognition in MS

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  • Feedback and Cognitive Performance in MS

    The purpose of this research study is to see if your performance in a computer game improves if you are provided feedback on correct responses.

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  • 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. 

    This study is completely remote and does not require in-person visits. 

     

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  • Consolidation and Encoding

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

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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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  • 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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