Swallowing problems caused by spasticity (tightening of muscles) resulting in weakness to the tongue, lips, facial muscles, pharynx and larynx. The pharynx is a part of the throat and the larynx, also known as the voice box, stops food from entering the trachea (or windpipe) to prevent choking.

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.