The Multiple System Atrophy Trust supports ongoing research in neuroscience, neurology clinical practice and is developing a patient database to support researchers further with their
studies. Our initial ABN Fellow has worked on this database extensively.
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy (shrinking) of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain. This can
result in problems with multiple bodily functions such as speech, movement, balance and blood pressure control.
MSA is a very complex disease and work to find the cause and ultimately a cure is equally complex and may take many years, but the Trust is committed to funding research for as long as it takes. It does so in a variety of ways:
through the ABN fellowship programme, a grant programme for innovative scientific study, administered at MSA Trust and continued funding for the patient database to support research.