Global MS research fellowships

A selection of fellowships and grants open to MS researchers around the world

McDonald Fellowship recipients

Since the launch of the McDonald fellowships in 2007, we have awarded more than 30 fellowships to researchers from emerging countries

MS registries: putting people with MS at the heart of research

MS affects people all over the world. MS registries are one of the many advances in MS research that are bringing us closer as a global MS community and closer to ending MS.

A global hit! MS Australia’s invisible symptom animation

MS Australia’s Mark Campbell tells us how the animation was developed and why it’s been such a success.

MS Research Australia triumphs at national Charity Awards

MS Research Australia has been recognised for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in the Australian Charity Awards 2018.

MS Australia’s Queensland chapter celebrates 60 years of service

As MS Queensland marks its 60th anniversary, MS Australia celebrates decades of achievements by all four of its state member organisations (MS Queensland, MS Limited, MS Society of South Australia and Northern Territory and MSWA, which services the state of Western Australia).

Sun exposure can alter risk and disease course in early MS 

New research shows that sun exposure over a lifetime can change the course of MS.

Research Australia presents award to developer of world’s largest MS database

Helmut Butzkueven, who led the development of MSBase with support from MS Research Australia, has received the Data Innovation Award.

2017: a pivotal year for the MSIF movement

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the MS International Federation, giving us a valuable opportunity to celebrate shared successes and renew our commitment to work together to achieve a world without MS.

New study shows cold water in the mouth can reduce heat sensitivity in MS

Cold water in the mouth can help reduce heat sensitivity, a common symptom of MS.

MS Australia publishes first report on MS Specialist Nurses in Australia

A major investigation into the critical role of MS Specialist Nurses in Australia could support MS Australia’s advocacy work to increase funding for MSSNs

European Medicines Agency recommends market authorisation for ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) in EU

The EMA has recommended that ocrelizumab (Ocrevus), the first disease-modifying treatment for primary progressive MS (PPMS), be prescribed for adults with early primary progressive MS

Using Data to individualise patient treatments

Scientists have been using a large database to develop algorithms to predict individual responses to a particular therapy before starting it.

A new potential biomarker for the diagnosis of MS

A new small study has discovered molecules in the blood that are specific to people with MS, and can distinguish between relapsing remitting and progressive MS.

James D Wolfensohn Award winners

Winners of the James D. Wolfensohn Award come from all over the world

MS Australia’s Queensland bike ride raises over one million dollars for people living with MS

MS Queensland’s annual “Brissie to the Bay” bike ride a huge fundraising success for people living with MS

MS Research Australia receives top award at the Telstra NSW Business Awards

MS Research Australia is the first non-profit organisation to be awarded the highest Telstra award: Telstra NSW Business of the Year

Celebrating the role of new technologies in transforming the lives of people affected by MS

Matthew Miles, Chief Executive of MS Research Australia, shared insights on how technology is revolutionising research, treatment, diagnosis, and more

Highlights from World MS Day

A flavour of how global MS organisations marked World MS Day 2017

Creative healing: how creative pursuits can help ease symptoms of MS

Stories from MS Australia show the power of the Creative Arts to improve health and wellbeing

MS Australia marks national caregivers week with a “thank you”

MS Australia joined forced with other organisations to recognise caregivers

Ageing and MS in Australia

The Aged Care/Disability Care interface

MS Queensland runs world’s first slide for MS!

MS Street Slider is the world’s first charity-run fundraising waterslide

Kiss Goodbye to MS launches

The exciting new international fundraising campaign for MS has officially begun!

New educational comic for children

MS Australia has endorsed an educational comic to make MS information more accessible for children

Uninterrupted – personal stories about the realities of MS

MS Australia launches a new blogging platform for people affected by MS

Future MS treatments

Ethyl pyruvate and dimethyl fumarate both have a number of anti-inflammatory effects relevant to MS

Infections and MS: new evidence

Study finds helicobacter pylori infection is associated with a reduction of risk of MS in women

Progressive MS Alliance expands

The Alliance has been joined by four MS International Federation member organisations