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Cognition and FTD: Highlights from Glasgow

Reading Time: 3 minutes Written by Rachel Boothman and Kaye Stevens This blog is part of the ‘Highlights from Glasgow’ collection of articles, where you can read about the content of some of the talks and posters presented at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND. Exploration into cognition and frontotemporal dementia with MND/ALS continues to attract attention. At the…

Deserved recognition

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the end of the opening session of the International Symposium on ALS/MND, two members of the MND research community were recognised for their contribution to the field. Professor Orla Hardiman, from Trinity College, Dublin is this year’s recipient of the Forbes Norris Award. Presented by Dee Forbes Norris, this award recognises care and compassion…

Cannabis-based products for medicinal use

Reading Time: 7 minutes In November 2018 the Home Office released a draft Guideline scope for Cannabis-based products for medicinal use in which they announced that specialist doctors (like consultant neurologists) on the Special Register of the General Medical Council will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicinal products to some patients. Before this, the only cannabis-based medicines licensed for…

Networking to progress in the world of science: Mini-Symposium on MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes Conferences and symposia are a crucial part of the research world – not only for the amount of knowledge that is communicated to large audiences but also for the exchange of ideas on a more inter-personal level. Novel ideas are created there as well establishment of collaborations that might lead to new research projects and…

Raising the profile of Kennedy’s disease

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know the MND Association also supports people who have Kennedy’s disease? In May a new clinic specialising in Kennedy’s disease opened in London at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. To mark this big step in helping support and treat people with Kennedy’s disease, Katy Styles who campaigns on behalf of the Association, and whose husband Mark has…