Latest Research Results

Since 2013, the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has funded 42 MSA research grants at 29 well-respected institutions around the world. Our goal is to support the most promising MSA research regardless of geographic location. The MSA Coalition Research Grant Program features a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) made up of renowned experts in MSA who ensure that MSA Research Funds are invested in the most effective way possible. We are very proud of our role in encouraging collaborative efforts and funding global research aimed at uncovering the cause of MSA, improving diagnosis, discovering better treatments and moving us closer to a cure.

The MSA Coalition Research Grant Program Webinar

Interviews with the Researchers

Larry Kellerman, PhD, interviewed Dr. Wassilios Meissner & Dr. Annamaria Vallelunga to discuss A serum miRNAs signature as a potential biomarker for MSA. (click image below to view the webinar)

 

Research Dollars Making a Difference

 

Dr. Cecilia Raccagni, a researcher at Innsbruck Medical University, Austria, and colleagues there recently published the paper “Physiotherapy improves motor function in patients with the Parkinson variant of multiple system atrophy: A prospective trial“.

A research grant from the MSA Coalition helped support this trial, the results of which show that “physiotherapy is feasible, safe and improves gait performance in patients with multiple system atrophy”.

We are happy to be able to share this link with permission from the research team where you may download the exercises that proved helpful. Please feel free to share this protocol with your own physical therapists.

We invite you to learn more about other MSA Coalition funded projects.

 

MSA Research Slide Presentations

Explore the latest results from MSA research projects funded by the MSA Coalition by clicking through to view the slide presentations.

WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO UNDERSTANDING THE CAUSE OF MSA:

Pathological alpha-synuclein in MSA is Unique and Different from All the Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

It takes two to tango: Alpha-synuclein and p25-alpha in MSA pathogenesis

WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO FINDING BETTER WAYS TO DIAGNOSE MSA:

A new blood test distinguishes MSA from Parkinson's disease

Defining diagnostic brain MRI markers in early MSA

A serum miRNAs signature as potential biomarker for MSA

The diagnostic scope of Sensor-Based Gait Analysis in Atypical Parkinsonism

WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO FINDING A DISEASE-MODIFYING TREATMENT FOR MSA:

Promising results in a new proof-of-concept pre-clinical study of the drug candidate CLR01

Exploring the Role of Iron in Multiple System Atrophy

Building Hope Through Research


Since 2013, the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has funded 42 MSA focused research projects for a total of $2 Million.

Explore the links below to learn more about our research goals and the outcomes of our funded projects.

The 42 projects cover four major themes:

We are making an impact!