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On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eight members of the Research Development team

Reading Time: 3 minutes “On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… EIGHT members of the Research Development team” We would like to wish all our blog readers Happy New Year! Looking forward, like many others, we have made our New Year’s resolutions of what we’d like to achieve in 2015: Brian Dickie (Director of Research…

Abstract statistics

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the heat of August (for once I can actually write that, without my fingers crossed behind my back!), statistics relating to the production of the must-have document for the 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Milan in December might seem extremely ‘abstract’! Abstracts are scientific summaries of the research that will be presented at…

Belinda – incurable optimist

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am optimistic every time I prepare a talk when I look for something new to say about advances in research. Since the discovery of the TDP43 mutation in 2008, I have become spoilt for choice! Every year I have been able to talk about new genetic discoveries to the local groups, branches and healthcare…

The importance of FUS

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is really quiet in the office today, with a few colleagues out and about for various reasons. As soon as the thought entered my head about having a productive day with no distractions, an email landed in my In Box. Had I seen the research report mentioned in this press release? A quick scan…

Updating healthcare professionals on MND research

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Tuesday this week I drove up to Burton-on-Trent to give a talk at a study event for healthcare professionals who are involved in supporting people living with MND. The event was organised by one of my colleagues Jackie Dornford-May, the regional care development adviser for the area. There were two speakers at the event, myself and…