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Pretty ‘fly’ for a fruit fly

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dr Frank Hirth is one of the world’s leading fruit fly MND researchers. Based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, he has been working on an Association-funded project developing a C9orf72 fruit fly model of MND. Here we mark the end of this project, and report on what the researchers…

Measuring the nerve impulse

Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers identify that loss of nerve signalling may be an early sign of MND Published in Nature Communications on 12 January 2015, Association-funded PhD student Anna-Claire Devlin, based at the University of St Andrews, has identified that loss of nerve signalling may be an early sign of MND. Under the leadership of Dr Gareth Miles and…

On the twelfth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: twelve – a low number of authors on a research paper

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final day of our ‘twelve days of Christmas’ blogs has arrived. We hope you’ve enjoyed our festive overview of 2014 and we look forward to sharing many more research updates throughout 2015!  “On the twelfth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TWELVE – a relatively small number of authors for an MND…

On the eleventh day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eleven BRAP members

Reading Time: < 1 minute  “On the eleventh day of Christmas MND research gives to you… ELEVEN members on our Biomedical Research Advisory Panel” Thanks to a record-breaking MND research grants round of over 40 applications from researchers around the world, we’ve got a busy year ahead! We’ll be reviewing all of these applications and deciding which should be funded…

On the tenth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Ten research studies we helped promote in 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On the tenth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TEN research studies we helped promote and recruit for in 2014” Last year we helped promote and recruit people living with MND to take part in 10 different studies. From biomarker studies, to survey’s on the risks v benefits of new medicines, we covered…

On the ninth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Nine Ice Bucket Challenge Researchers

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On the ninth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… NINE MND researchers doing the ice bucket challenge!” Looking back on 2014, what were your highlights? Well, during the International Symposium on ALS/MND it’s a bit of a tradition to recap on the biomedical and clinical highlights of the event. Prof Ludo Van Den…

The power of a blot!

Reading Time: 3 minutes During December and November the Research Development team receive a number of Christmas presents from our funded researchers. These presents come in the form of ‘annual reports’ and, although they may not be wrapped in Christmas paper, once you open them you’re sure to find a nice research surprise! One of our PhD students, Ambra…

On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eight members of the Research Development team

Reading Time: 3 minutes “On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… EIGHT members of the Research Development team” We would like to wish all our blog readers Happy New Year! Looking forward, like many others, we have made our New Year’s resolutions of what we’d like to achieve in 2015: Brian Dickie (Director of Research…