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Raising the profile of Kennedy’s disease

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know the MND Association also supports people who have Kennedy’s disease? In May a new clinic specialising in Kennedy’s disease opened in London at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. To mark this big step in helping support and treat people with Kennedy’s disease, Katy Styles who campaigns on behalf of the Association, and whose husband Mark has…

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…

Developments in BioMOx

Reading Time: 4 minutes Medical Research Council (MRC)/ MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Senior Clinical Research fellow, Dr Martin Turner writes about recent developments in his BioMox study. My first ever blog. I decided to share developments in ‘BioMOx’ – the Oxford Study for Biomarkers in MND, which has been funded through the MND Association’s pioneering Lady Edith Wolfson…

Taking part in BioMOx..

Reading Time: 2 minutes To end volunteer week, Katy Styles, who is a Campaigns contact for the East Kent Development Group of the MND Association, blogs about her and her husband Mark’s experience of volunteering to take part in the Biomarker’s in Oxford (BioMOx) study. It started as an innocuous question following a neurology appointment at the Oxford MND Care Centre,…

A healthy control – Dr Scott Allen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr Scott Allen is a Senior Post Doctoral Researcher at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). Here he blogs about his experience as a research volunteer in an MRI scanner. Today, as part of on-going work by Doctor Tom Jenkins and Prof Pamela Shaw at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), I volunteered…