Research articles

Research looking to improve movement through exercise for people with Parkinson's and MS

US research is currently in clinical trials with an experimental digital therapy which uses sensors, music and software to provide more options for interventions to improve walking. The technology syncs with movement through syncopated beats.

MSWA funded research from Murdoch University is currently embarking on a similar study that is looking at the impact of music and walking. With an app designed as a rehabilitation tool for MS, this study is hoping to gauge how auditory cues and music impact walking patterns and motivation to exercise.

Read more on the US trial  |  Read more on the MS Australia trial

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and wireless neurotechnology developed for neurological conditions

Researchers from the NIH BRAIN Initiative in the US have two different projects developing neurotechnology for communication and movement benefiting ALS, stroke, Parkinson's and more.

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New genetic clues point to new treatments for 'silent' stroke

Scientists have identified new genetic clues in people who have had lacunar strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia in decade-long search. This could hold the key for much needed treatments.

Read ScienceDaily's article

B cells, MS, and EBV Infections in women

Researchers from the University of Western Australia who are funded by MSWA in various capacities, have found receptors that normally signal the presence of antibodies to stop the excessive immune response of B cells were lower in women with MS.

Read MS Australia's article

Fast-tracking therapies for progressive MS

The International Progressive MS Alliance is focusing on treatments to protect and regrow myelin, and slow progression in MS.

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Does childhood diet impact future MS?

A recently published work by MSWA funded researcher Dr Lucinda Black from Curtin University suggests that dietary intake during childhood could affect the development of MS as an adult.

The results of Dr Black’s research study revealed that consuming fruit and yogurt across all of the age groups studied (6-20 years) and consuming legumes (such as lentils, beans and peas) between the ages of 11-15 years, was associated with a reduced risk of MS developing as an adult.

Read MS Australia's article

Demystifying diet and nutrition in MS

These recent studies include investigating the effects of increasing dietary protein on MS, the impact of polyunsaturated fatty acids (in foods such as fish) on MS and how to improve food choices in people living with MS.

Some of this research is being conducted in WA by one of MSWA’s longstanding funded researchers, Dr Lucinda Black at Curtin University.

Read MS Australia's article

AHSCT explained: What is its role in the arsenal against MS?

What role does Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (AHSCT) play in the arsenal against MS?

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MS medication successful in clinical trials

Ofatumumab, originally used as a cancer treatment, has been repurposed for use in relapsing remitting MS.

Read MS Australia's article

How do additional medical conditions impact a person’s MS?

New studies investigate how common it is for people with MS to have additional medical conditions. How are they impacting MS symptoms and overall quality of life?

Read article in MS Network Magazine

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