MS Australia is our national MS non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering researchers to identify ways to treat, prevent and cure MS while seeking sustained and systemic policy change via advocacy, and acts as the champion for Australia’s community of people affected by MS.
They fund researchers, projects and collaborative platforms to advance MS research. Some of MS Australia’s priority research areas have included investigating:
- potential cures through the repair and regeneration of cells.
- better treatments for MS
- risk factors for developing MS, such as the Epstein-Barr virus
- how to stop MS from progressing
- ways to manage specific MS symptoms, such as loss of mobility.
MS is a complex autoimmune condition with no single cause or known cure. As a result, it’s necessary to explore a wide range of factors to have a full understanding of the condition and how to combat it.
Research grants focus on various areas within these themes, including the role of:
- underlying factors in MS progression
- different immune cells in MS
- new drugs and treatments for MS
- myelin repair (the protective layer around nerve cells that are damaged by MS).