Astrocytes, so called because of their star-like appearance, normally act as neuron support cells to nourish and protect motor neurones. They act with motor neurones to ensure that they can continue to function.« Back to Glossary Index
The MND Association’s vision is a world free from MND. Realising this vision means investing more in research, further developing partnerships with the research community, funding bodies and industry, while ensuring that advances in understanding and treating MND are communicated as quickly and effectively as possible. Our Research Development team, composed of 11 members, work hard to achieve this. Principally, the Research Information team within this are involved in communication activities including this MND Research blog.