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Collaboration and Consortium Cracking the Code: Uncovering KIF5A – MND gene

Reading Time: 5 minutes ‘Big data’ projects require detailed analysis of unimaginably large volumes of complex data. This is especially true in the realm of MND gene discovery when searching for MND-associated genes – where the greater the number of samples analysed, the greater the possibility of finding the relatively less frequently occurring genetic causes (known as ‘rare’ variants).…

Understanding disease variability – the 2017 IPG prize winner
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Understanding disease variability – the 2017 IPG prize winner

Reading Time: 3 minutes Warmest congratulation to Dr Marka van Blitterswijk of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, winner of this year’s Paulo Gontijo Prize in Medicine. The Award is presented to an outstanding young investigator working on ALS/MND, with judging based on the significance of a recent scientific paper published by each applicant, plus an evaluation of the…

30 chapters of MND research

Reading Time: 2 minutes During MND Awareness Month (1-30 June), we will be publishing a new post each day. Our ‘Project a Day’ series will celebrate the whole range of areas in which the MND Association funds research. Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, we currently fund over 80 research projects, across five themes: Causes: These projects aim…

Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi wins prestigious prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Huge congratulations to Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi for winning the prestigious Sheila Essey Award at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) research conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada. Professor Al-Chalabi is an MND Association funded researcher and Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics at King’s College London. He is also the Director of our MND Care and Research…