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Movement Making in Manchester

Reading Time: 3 minutes Manchester this half term will be the showcase for two MND awareness events we’ve been working on with Dr Emma Hodson-Tole and Dr Rickie Patani. We’ll be publishing a series of blogs about what’s happening and why through this week. In the first Dr Emma Hodson-Tole explains what the events are about. It is coming…

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…

One day to go: Poster session set up

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the symposium grows ever nearer, the daunting task of setting up the poster session was upon us. As we entered the poster room this morning we were met with a blank canvas of 100 empty poster boards, each of which are capable of holding four posters. With a deep breath, we mentally prepared ourselves for…

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…