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We are at the threshold of an explosion in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of migraine, and with the help of MRF, more answers will soon be found.
— Dr. Stephen Silberstein, MRF Medical Advisory Board (Emeritus)

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10 years of opening doors to a cure for migraine by raising money to fund research.

Since our founding in 2006, we’ve funded 55 research studies, searching for the causes, improving the treatments, and tirelessly looking for a cure.

All of our operating costs are covered, so 100% of every donation goes to fund research.

Investing in research is starting to pay off. MRF funding has supported research that:

  • Discovered that female sufferers of migraine with aura are at increased risk of stroke in later life.
  • Found that brief behavioral interventions, especially cognitive behavioral therapy, may reduce headache frequency and anxiety in children.
  • Demonstrated the promise of a brief behavioral sleep intervention for migraine patients, suggesting that directly treating co-occurring insomnia may improve migraine itself.
  • Showed that prolonged frequent use of triptan medication, intended to relieve headaches, may in fact induce headaches.

We've begun to see some important results, but there is still so much to learn.

Every donation brings us one step closer to learning migraine's secrets. Invest in a cure.


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Headache sufferers now have a voice in federal pain policy
MRF's President, Cathy Glaser, has been appointed to the federal committee charged with coordinating federal agency pain research activities. She's one of only six public members and the first to represent the headache community. Read more.


Major funding for Medication Overuse Headache study!
PCORI has just awarded a $7+ million grant to MRF Medical Advisory Board Member Todd Schwedt to investigate treatment strategies for chronic migraine with medication overuse.

MRF is a member of the steering committee for this grant and will be integrally involved with all aspects of the study. Read more.


Calling all runners!
MRF is an Official Charity Partner in the world famous TCS New York City Marathon on November 6, 2016. Click here to register for a guaranteed-entry slot now or email us for more information on joining Team MRF.


Our 2015 grants
Once again we have partnered with the Association of Migraine Disorders to award our 2015 migraine research grants. Click here to read about the new studies we're funding.


RFP now closed
Our Request for Proposals is now closed. Sign up for our mailing list to receive information on the 2016 RFP.


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