A chemical used by nerve cells to send signals to other cells, across a synapse (neuronal junction). It is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate nervous system and accounts for well over 90% of the synaptic connections in the human brain« 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.