Researchers from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research are seeking participants who come from families with multiple relatives affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). By analysing the genetic code of such families, the researchers want to better understand the inherited risk of MS.
Exploring attitudes and behaviours regarding diet among people with multiple sclerosis and the person who assists with some of their food preparation
There is very little research exploring the nutrition education needs of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have a carer who assists with their food preparation. With this project, we aim to find out what dietary changes are made by people with MS who have a carer who assists with their food preparation, and their […]
This survey study aims to understand the current awareness and healthcare and lifestyle management of bone health, osteoporosis and fracture risk in people with MS. Participation is via completion of a 30 minute survey that can be accessed at the following link: https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BLYJMYoHbL3uLk
The study will test a newly developed mobile app prototype for personalised food guidance. You will be asked to participate in a screening questionnaire, using the prototype app for a duration of one week using your smartphone, and an audio-recorded session (face-to-face or online) with the researchers to explore your opinions on the prototype.
You are invited to take part in a research project about your ability to run or jog with multiple sclerosis (MS). This research project is designed for people who are already regularly running or jogging and have a diagnosis of MS. By regularly running or jogging we mean at least once every four weeks. The […]
This is a Global, Multicentre Phase III, Randomised, Double-Blind Clinical Trial. The study will include over 150 adults and adolescents (12-18 years of age) with MOGAD from around the world. Participants will be randomly assigned between treatment arms. In Australia 8 sites will participate in the study, 4 in NSW, 3 in Victoria and 1 […]
We are interested in identifying psychological factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety in individuals with MS. We are also interested in comparing these factors to those without an illness. Participants will be requested to fill out an online questionnaire at three different time points. Time 1: Fill out an ~30min questionnaire. […]
Effects of Neuronal Myelination in Time Perception: Evidence from Multiple Sclerosis and a Control Group
Increases or decreases in the neurotransmitter dopamine influence our perception of how long events last. An increase in dopamine activity in the striatum is thought to slow a hypothesised internal clock. Conversely, some medications can reduce dopamine activity in the striatum and effectively speed up an internal clock. The myelin sheath acts as an insulator […]
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 […]
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.