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Neurofilaments show promise as biomarker candidates for MND

Neurofilaments show promise as biomarker candidates for MND

Reading Time: 4 minutes Saturday afternoon saw the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND expand from two to three sessions running in parallel. Times have changed from the early years of the meeting when sessions finished at lunchtime on the second day because there wasn’t enough stuff to talk about! Rather than flitting between three different lecture halls, I opted to…

Why we need biomarkers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday’s announcement by the biotechnology company Trophos SA of the lack of effectiveness of their compound olesoxime adds to the long list of drugs that have failed to live up to their early promise in the lab. It’s a story that’s common across the world of neurodegenerative disease, including common conditions such as Parkinson’s disease…