The Migraine Research Foundation raises money to fund innovative migraine research to discover the causes, improve the treatments, and find 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.
New research alert
Click here to read about MRF grantee Dr. Robert Nicholson's study assessing the treatment of migraine in kids and teens.
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Calling All Athletes: MRF is once again an Official Charity Partner of the Panasonic New York City Triathlon to be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Email events@MigraineResearchFoundation.org for information about participating.
Read about our recent grants!
MRF awarded a record number of 10 research grants to scientists from around the world in 2014. Click here to read about the research projects.