Stem cell studentship gets underway

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We are now funding a studentship stem cell research project!

This project aims to develop a human motor neurone model of MND using skin cells donated by a few people living with the randomly occurring sporadic form of the disease. Using this model they will then identify what goes wrong in cells when TDP-43 (a known cause of MND) becomes faulty.

All in all, it’s a very exciting project and we’re extremely pleased to be funding it!

Here’s what Brian had to say about it: “This project ticks all the boxes for a PhD studentship project: cutting-edge research in a world-class research and training environment overseen by a team of senior researchers in neurology, neuropathology and molecular genetics”

You can read more about this news on our press release.