An antibody is a blood protein component of the immune system that recognises foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and counteracts them. After exposure to a foreign substance antibodies continue to circulate in the blood, providing protection against future exposures to that antigen.

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I joined the MND association as a Research Information Co-ordinator in September 2021. I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a PhD in Chemistry in 2020. After finishing my PhD, I joined an R&D company based in Nottingham where I spent my time synthesising potential new drug treatments for a wide variety of diseases. As part of my role I will help the team communicate the latest MND research on this blog, as well as on our twitter page (@MNDResearch).