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Is multiple sclerosis on the rise? Latest funding for new and innovative research announced by MS Australia

MS Australia has announced its new round of incubator grants for 'out-of-the-box' Australian research projects that will explore innovative ways to prevent and treat multiple sclerosis.
Rohan Greenland The May 50K

From our CEO

With a government review of the NDIS now brought forward to 2022 and the new government promising to restore fairness and rebuild trust in the NDIS, there is reason for great optimism, and importantly, a golden opportunity to ensure the voice of the MS community is heard.
MS sleep research

Sleep in MS: more important than we thought

A new Australian study has shown that poor sleep is more common in people with MS and substantially affects quality of life, independent of other MS symptoms.
Research grants announcement

MS Australia announces over $180,000 towards innovative and postgraduate research

MS Australia has funded five new MS research projects totalling over $180,000 in the first round of incubator grants and postgraduate scholarships for 2022.
Towards better monitoring of MS using MRI measures

Towards better monitoring of MS using MRI measures

A new study has examined how the expansion of spaces inside the brain relates to damage in MS lesions and whole brain loss, towards personalised monitoring of changes in the brain.
Jodi Haartsen

A tireless advocate for better MS treatment

Jodi has worked for many years as a passionate advocate for the MS community, pushing to ensure everyone with MS has fast access to the best possible treatments.
The MS Plus Ikara-Flinders Ranges Adventure

Be part of something life-changing and Trek to fight MS

Lace up your trekking boots and soak in the extraordinary views of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, as you travel with purpose through this ancient and spectacular landscape.
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Vumerity approved for PBS listing for relapsing-remitting MS

Today, the Federal Health and Aged Care Minister announced the listing of Vumerity® (diroximel fumarate) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of Australians living with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS).
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Managing MS pain and the mind-body connection

National Pain Week (July 25 to 31) is an annual event coordinated by Chronic Pain Australia. Pain is one of the less recognised symptoms of multiple sclerosis but affects around two-thirds of the over 25,600 Australians living with the disease.
50 Years of Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Is the end in sight? MS research holds great promise

This year marks the 50th year of Multiple Sclerosis Australia, an organisation formed to drive awareness, research, and support for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Rohan Greenland The May 50K

From our CEO

As we mark our 50th year, it's deeply encouraging to look at how far we have come over the past five decades and acknowledge the great changes that have taken place to improve the quality of life for people living with MS.
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MS on the rise in Hobart

Epidemiological research shows that MS in the Greater Hobart area is on the rise.
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Does Epstein Barr virus in early MS bias the immune system towards brain inflammation?

A new study seeks to understand the role of B cells and EBV in the development of MS.
Embryonic stem cell colony

Unravelling the genetics of MS using stem cells

In an attempt to unravel the complex genetics of MS, Australian researchers have generated stem cells from four adult family members with MS.
Kiss Goodbye to MS Tuscany Trek 2022

Pizza + Pasta + Making a difference = The Kiss Goodbye to MS Tuscany Trek 2022

Even if math isn't your strength, you can still combine great food, amazing locations and make a real difference to MS research on the Kiss Goodbye to MS Tuscany Trek 2022. And the good news is, there's still time to sign up!
John Studdy

Honouring a passionate MS advocate: John Studdy

As MS Australia (MSA) celebrates its 50th anniversary, we must acknowledge the hard work and dedication of John Studdy who helped MSA to become what it is today.
Connie The May 50K story

Thank you. You’ve raised over $3.5M for life-changing MS research

May has been a fun-filled month with 19,467 people across Australia getting active to raise money to accelerate research into the prevention, treatments and ultimately a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Rohan Greenland The May 50K

From our CEO

World MS Day – held on May 30 each year – was a memorable one. For me, four events stood out. 

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Is multiple sclerosis on the rise? Latest funding for new and innovative research announced by MS Australia