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Celebrating Peer Review

Celebrating Peer Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week marks global Peer Review Week and we are joining the international science community in celebrating the role that peer reviewers play in the research world. What is peer review and why is it so important? Peer review involves the evaluation and assessment of scientific or academic work by those working in the same…

Translational research in MND: Our partnership with LifeArc

Translational research in MND: Our partnership with LifeArc

Reading Time: 4 minutes Translational Research is the term used to describe studies that are the bridge between fundamental laboratory-based research and the testing of potential therapies (often by pharmaceutical companies) in the clinic. Without the continued journey of research concepts and ideas from all research and development stages from ‘bench to bedside’ it is almost impossible to develop…

Connecting Patient Data and Artificial Intelligence to Advance MND Research

Connecting Patient Data and Artificial Intelligence to Advance MND Research

Reading Time: 5 minutes “The search for new drugs to help MND patients is a long and challenging one, but it is one where we are beginning to see hope for the future emerging on several fronts. New Artificial Intelligence (AI) data analysis techniques and larger, more detailed collections of patient data have been pivotal in these advances.” Dr…

Spotlight on the ‘International’ Symposium experience

Spotlight on the ‘International’ Symposium experience

Reading Time: 4 minutes We recently announced that following the success of our first virtual International Symposium on ALS/MND (the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS) last year and the ongoing challenges caused by the global pandemic, the MND Association’s 32nd Symposium in December 2021 will be held online. As we head towards our Symposium this year,…

Star Cells dance and film event increases MND research awareness

Star Cells dance and film event increases MND research awareness

Reading Time: 3 minutes We were delighted to be invited to take part in ‘Star Cells’, a science-inspired performance art project in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, one of the events held last week to mark Global MND Awareness Day on 21 June. Inspired by the exciting and ground-breaking research into neuroscience taking place at the Francis…