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Multiple Sclerosis Research

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

Effects of Cycling with Virtual Reality on Processing Speed in Multiple Sclerosis

Study investigates how combining cycling exercise with virtual reality can improve thinking speed in people with multiple sclerosis who demonstrate mobility disability.

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Memory and Learning Rehabilitation Combined with Exercise Training in Multiple Sclerosis

This study compares the effect of a combined cognitive rehabilitation and exercise approach on new learning and memory in people with multiple sclerosis and mobility disability.

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Using fMRI to Study Cognitive Fatigue in MS (with Zeposia®)

Study investigates the effect of disease-modifying medications, specifically Zeposia®, on cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is the kind of fatigue that occurs after intense mental concentration, such as after a session of problem-solving.

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Using fMRI to Study Cognitive Fatigue in MS (with Ocrevus®)

Study investigates the effect of disease-modifying medications, specifically Ocrevus® on cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS). Cognitive fatigue is the kind of fatigue that occurs after intense mental concentration, such as after a session of problem-solving.

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Home-Based Walking Exercise for Cognition in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis

This study compares the effects of two, home-based, walking programs on thinking ability in adults with MS. One program involves 2-3 days per week of light-to-moderate intensity walking, and the other program involves 3-5 days per week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise.

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Improving Psychological Wellbeing in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

This study seeks to determine if an intervention aimed to treat depression and anxiety, may improve psychological wellbeing, coping, and quality of life in people with MS.

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Reinventing Yourself with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The symptoms and consequences of multiple sclerosis (MS) place significant demands on individuals’ ability to cope and manage the illness and live fulfilling lives.

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Biomarker for Cognitive Fatigue in MS Using fMRI

Investigates the effectiveness of Tysabri (Natalizumab) on cognitive fatigue in people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Cognitive fatigue is the kind of fatigue that occurs after intense mental concentration, such as after a session of problem-solving.

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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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Improving Memory and Learning in MS

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

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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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