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Driving research forward – £1 million awarded to research into cutting-edge therapies for MND

Driving research forward – £1 million awarded to research into cutting-edge therapies for MND

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2021, the MND Association, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and medical research charity LifeArc established a joint fund – the Motor Neuron Disease Translational Fund – to support translational research in motor neurone disease. In January 2023, £1 million was awarded to researchers at University College London (UCL) to progress two promising new therapies,…

Why is understanding hypermetabolism important in ALS outcomes?

Why is understanding hypermetabolism important in ALS outcomes?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Shyuan’s talk was titled ‘Investigating the role of hypermetabolism in ALS’ (C06 in the abstract book) and discussed the research being carried out by her team to try and understand the mechanisms driving hypermetabolism in ALS and what hypermetabolism means clinically for people living with the disease. This blog details Shyuan’s work and looks closely at her observations on hypermetabolism in relation to ALS.

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…

Understanding MND

Understanding MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is blog number 11 in our ‘Symposium Blogathon’ – counting down to the 32nd International Symposium on ALS/MND. Numbers in bold green type correspond to the code in the abstract book. Click on the number to be redirected to the full abstract (the page may take a minute to load). To help us understand…