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Symposium Spotlight: Experience of a Researcher

Symposium Spotlight: Experience of a Researcher

Reading Time: 5 minutes With planning for the 33rd International Symposium in full swing, we are back chatting to Silverio Conte, Chief of International Relations at Associazione conSLAncio Onlus, about the experiences of last years Symposium and the research the association presented. Associazione conSLAncio Onlus, is an all-volunteer, multidisciplinary Italian ALS Association and you can learn more about them…

A ‘wee molecule’: the tiny urinary biomarker neopterin and its role in MND progression

A ‘wee molecule’: the tiny urinary biomarker neopterin and its role in MND progression

Reading Time: 6 minutes My name is Stephanie Shepheard, and I am a Research Associate in the Motor Neuron Disease & Neurotrophic Research Laboratory (MND&NR Lab), Flinders Health & Medicine Research Institute in the College of Medicine & Public Health at Flinders University, South Australia. I measure biological changes, or biomarkers, that may tell us something useful about motor…

New discovery reveals why mysterious genetic variant impacts ALS severity

New discovery reveals why mysterious genetic variant impacts ALS severity

Reading Time: 4 minutes My name is Oscar Wilkins and I am a PhD student working with Professors Pietro Fratta (recipient of a MND Association Research Fellowship) and Jernej Ule. Recently, in collaboration with Sarah Hill and Michael Ward, a team led by PhD student Anna-Leigh Brown, postdoctoral researcher Matt Keuss and myself uncovered a promising new target for…