Working Memory Binding in MS

The purpose of this study is to examine the ability to integrate (bind) different aspects of an object into a coherent memory in people with MS.  Participants complete a series of computer tasks. This study can be completed remotely and does not require in-person visits.

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.

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.  Participants receive a sterile DNA collection kit and will view a demonstration of how cheek cells are collected. Participants

Exercise and Cognition in MS

This purpose of this research study is to examine the effects of two different exercise programs on cognition and brain functioning in individuals with MS over a 3 month period. The results from this study may lead to guidelines for using exercise training for managing cognitive problems in

Fast Takes - Research that Changes Lives

Kessler Foundation researchers are working tirelessly to conduct rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility and long-term outcomes, for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. In the "Fast Takes - Research that

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. Participants complete an assessment over the phone and surveys online. This study is completely remote

Aquatic Exercise in MS -Survey Study

The purpose of this study is to understand the experience and impact of aquatic exercise compared to non-aquatic exercise (e.g. jogging, strength training) among people with MS.     

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.  Participants complete paper and pencil tests and tasks while in an MRI