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2 March 2023
SOD1 MND – searching for more clues…
23 February 2023
Do levels of lipids in the body…
Two women in a laboratory. One looking into a microscope and the other writing on a clipboard
16 February 2023
Recognising the importance of women in MND…
Two women in a laboratory pipetting solutions
14 February 2023
Recognising the importance of women in MND…
10 February 2023
Building the MND Research Workforce
MND Clinical trial updates to keep an eye out for in 2023- part 2
7 February 2023
MND clinical trial updates to keep an…
MND clinical trial updates to keep an eye out for in 2023
2 February 2023
MND clinical trial updates to keep an…
24 January 2023
Driving research forward – £1 million awarded…
The DiAMoND Study: a new decision aid for people with MND

The DiAMoND Study: a new decision aid for people with MND

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some people with MND experience severe swallowing difficulties and it is estimated that over 50% of those with MND are affected by malnutrition and weight loss due to this. These factors are thought to be associated with increased disability and shortened survival, which is why nutrition remains one of the main challenges surrounding disease management. For those with MND who have severe swallowing difficulties, one of the long-term nutritional support options is a gastrostomy (a feeding tube that is inserted directly into the stomach to deliver food, fluids and some medications).

Recognising the importance of women in MND research – part 1

Recognising the importance of women in MND research – part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes 8 years ago, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was created to improve gender equality in science and recognise the invaluable role women play. Each year the world comes together to celebrate inspirational women of the past, present, and future. While women continue to be under-represented in science globally, the conversation of gender equality in science is much louder than it was.

Building the MND Research Workforce

Building the MND Research Workforce

Reading Time: 4 minutes The exact causes of MND are still unknown and there remain gaps in knowledge which need filling to find effective treatments. It is like a puzzle with thousands of pieces: some big, some small and some still missing from the box. As decades of research have gone on, the bigger picture continues to become clearer.…

Driving research forward – £1 million awarded to research into cutting-edge therapies for MND

Driving research forward – £1 million awarded to research into cutting-edge therapies for MND

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2021, the MND Association, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and medical research charity LifeArc established a joint fund – the Motor Neuron Disease Translational Fund – to support translational research in motor neurone disease. In January 2023, £1 million was awarded to researchers at University College London (UCL) to progress two promising new therapies,…