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Can signs of MND be detected before symptoms appear?

Can signs of MND be detected before symptoms appear?

Reading Time: 6 minutes It has been suggested that there might be a pre-symptomatic stage of MND, where the disease is active and occurring within a person but no symptoms are showing. There is currently little research in this area and a lack of evidence of a pre-symptomatic stage of the disease. However, if it can be shown that there is a pre-symptomatic stage which can be measured, this could be very useful in helping people with MND to get treatment as early as possible. Dr Michael Benatar, from the University of Miami, has been looking into this by studying the development of MND and how the disease presents in people who have a high risk of developing it.

Cells behaving badly: what’s going wrong in immune cells in MND?

Cells behaving badly: what’s going wrong in immune cells in MND?

Reading Time: 5 minutes A recent paper published in the Journal Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation has revealed new insights into how immune cells behave in MND. This work, which is the result of a collaboration between researchers across different universities, aimed to uncover more about the role of the immune system in MND progression. The study used blood samples…