Understanding the cognitive profile in MS compared to MS and migraine

The research project aims to understand the impact that MS or MS with migraine has on thinking skills such as concentration and memory, because we know that cognitive difficulties can have a significant effect on day-to-day life. The study involves you coming into the Alfred Centre for a 1-1.5 hour appointment, during which we will […]

People with mobility-impairing neurological conditions perspectives about graduated compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis.

This research aims to acquire information on the users’ needs around graduated compression stockings (GCS) and identify the drawbacks of current available GCS designs. Their difficulties in wearing, daily use, and the factors affecting the selection of the compression stockings, will be identified in the online survey and focus group using Zoom. To identify the […]

Living Well with MS – Invisible Symptoms, Health Routines and Digital Technology

This study will explore the strategies people with MS use to manage living with unpredictable (and often invisible) symptoms. It will ask about your experience with healthcare and explore how technology may help you manage your MS. The first phase of the project is this 10-minute survey. At the end of the survey, you will […]

MS Biomarkers and EBV Project

We need your help to investigate the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) strain that may play a crucial role in developing multiple sclerosis (MS). This study also aims to identify specific markers in the blood associated with onset and progression of MS. The knowledge gained will be used to greatly improve MS diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Motoneurons, muscle weakness and motor performance in multiple sclerosis

In MS, muscle weakness is common and can affect everyday activities and quality of life. Impaired firing of spinal motor nerves (nerve fibres that activate limb muscles) may contribute to poor muscle function and movement in individuals living with MS. In these spinal motor nerves, special properties known as ‘persistent inward currents’ help them to […]