Bing Yao, PhD., senior physicist and manager of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, New Jersey is studying the link between iron in the brain and cognitive fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Dr. Yao’s new research study is exploring how too much iron in the part of the brain called the basal ganglia may be linked to cognitive fatigue in individuals with MS. Cognitive fatigue is a common symptom of MS that can lead to difficulties in remembering information, learning new information, and focusing attention for periods of time.

Individuals with relapsing-remitting MS are welcome to participate in this new study. Study participation requires one 3 hour visit to Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ wherein you will complete an MRI scan, paper-and-pencil tests of thinking skills, and questionnaires about everyday life. Participants are compensated $100 for their time. Contact Samantha Schmidt at 973-323-3686 or at ResearchStudies@KesslerFoundation.org for more information.