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Ageing myelin, the cause of MS?

13th December, 2016

Researchers at the University of Wollongong have found an interesting phenomena when myelin ages which may be a contributing factor in the development of MS.

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Studying the genes that are switched on and off in the brain

17th December, 2015

In March this year we wrote about Dr Cheryl Li, an early career researcher from the University of Sydney who received the Ian Ballard Travel Award, to collaborate and learn from experts at King’s

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Four new incubator grants awarded for 2015

2nd October, 2015

MS Research Australia incubator grants are awarded to specifically provide seed funding for the early stages of new research efforts, with the aim of generating the preliminary data needed to support

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Gene activity studied using MS Brain Bank tissue

2nd October, 2015

Since 2008 people with MS have been able to make a very special gift to MS research by donating their precious brain and spinal cord tissue to research via the MS Research Australia Brain Bank after their

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Gals with h'Art supporting the Brain Bank for a sixth year

6th August, 2015

Since 2010, the Gals have been running an annual exhibition of their artwork, and have raised almost $10,000 for the Brain Bank

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Lessons from brain development may help repair myelin in MS

5th June, 2015

Dr Stanislaw Mitew, from the University of Melbourne, has made excellent progress in his research looking at myelin repair in the brain. Dr Mitew has recently reported on the results of the first year of

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Spinal cord tissue provides clues

5th June, 2015

A recent study from Italian researchers at the University of Milan has found that certain molecules were present in significantly lower levels in the spinal cords of people with MS. The researchers

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Travel award supports genetics research using Brain Bank tissue

9th March, 2015

The MS Research Australia Ian Ballard Travel Award has this year been awarded to Dr Cheryl Li, who will travel overseas to learn techniques for analysing DNA in brain tissue

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Brain donation provides hope for a cure

9th December, 2014

Brain imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are useful for diagnosing MS and monitoring disease activity, but recent studies have found that many changes in the brain and spinal cord

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Study of optic nerve cells highlights avenues for myelin regeneration

25th September, 2014

The optic nerve connects the nerve cell receptors of the eye with the brain and, in the human, contains about one million nerve fibres organised into parallel bundles. Despite its location, the optic

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