The Migraine Research Foundation's goal is to end the debilitating pain of migraine. MRF raises money to fund innovative research grants to further the understanding of migraine's causes, develop improved treatment targets, and find the cure. We also help sufferers by providing information and other resources.
All of our operating costs are underwritten so every dollar raised goes to fund migraine research and support sufferers.
US headache sufferers get $1 billion worth of brain scans each year, study finds
Medicalxpress.com, March 17, 2014
One in eight US doctor visits for a headache or migraine result in the patient going for a brain scan, at a cost of about $1 billion/year. And only 1-3% show an abnormality. Read More.
5 Migraine Myths
Headaches, about.com, February 22, 2014
Migraine myths and the facts that dispel them. Read More.
Hot Topics: What Works, What Doesn't
Medpagetoday.com, February 21, 2014
Experts talk about what migraine therapies really work. Watch the Video.
Why Everything From Frigid Temperatures to Lightning Can Induce Migraines
TheDailyBeast.com, January 8, 2014
You're not crazy - this cold weather could be giving you a migraine! Read More.
They Don't Give You a Headache - But 'Silent Migraines' Can Be Even More Shattering
DailyMail.co.uk, January 7, 2014
Experiences of migraine aura varies. Some people experience just an aura, while others initially have aura symptoms and then go on to develop a severe headache. Read More.
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Calling All Athletes: MRF is once again a Charity Partner in the New York City Triathalon to be held this year on Sunday, August 3, 2014 and the TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 3, 2014. For More information about participating, email:
Dr. F. Michael Cutrer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, has just completed his research grant from MRF, Whole Exome Sequencing as a Strategy for Gene Discovery in a Large Well Characterized Family with Migraine. To read his final report and learn more about MRF's other completed grants, Click here.
Dr. Michael S. Gold, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, has also completed his research grant from MRF, Calcium Activated Chloride Channels as a Novel Target for the Treatment of Migraine. To read his final report and learn more about MRF's other completed grants, Click here.
We are thrilled to partner with the Association of Migraine Disorders in funding the grant, Studies of gastroparesis in monogenic migraine mouse models, awarded to Drs. Robert Shapiro and Gary Mawe.
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