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Identifying potential new diagnostic biomarkers in the blood

Reading Time: 6 minutes Guest researcher blog post about the recently published paper on the identification of potential new biomarkers in the blood, in the journal Brain Communications. Written by lead author, Dr Greig Joilin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex: Diagnosis of MND is currently a time-consuming process of elimination, causing patients and families prolonged stress…

Developing the Biomarkers in Oxford Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biomarkers in Oxford (BioMOx) is a research project with the aim of identifying a diagnostic biomarker for MND, which could be used to track the progression of this condition. What are biomarkers? The aim is to identify biomarkers, or ‘biological fingerprints’ for MND. This could be through testing blood and spinal fluid (CSF) samples from…

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…

Developments in BioMOx

Reading Time: 4 minutes Medical Research Council (MRC)/ MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Senior Clinical Research fellow, Dr Martin Turner writes about recent developments in his BioMox study. My first ever blog. I decided to share developments in ‘BioMOx’ – the Oxford Study for Biomarkers in MND, which has been funded through the MND Association’s pioneering Lady Edith Wolfson…

Taking part in BioMOx..

Reading Time: 2 minutes To end volunteer week, Katy Styles, who is a Campaigns contact for the East Kent Development Group of the MND Association, blogs about her and her husband Mark’s experience of volunteering to take part in the Biomarker’s in Oxford (BioMOx) study. It started as an innocuous question following a neurology appointment at the Oxford MND Care Centre,…

MND Association fellowships awarded to promising clinicians | 2013 | MND Association

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two MND clinicians have been awarded Medical Research Council (MRC) /MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Clinical Research Fellowships to help advance our understanding of MND while moulding future experts. The MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Clinical Research Fellowship scheme plays a vital role in helping us strengthen and translate emerging knowledge from the lab to…

Season’s Greetings!

Reading Time: < 1 minute We thought we’d share this fantastic festive photo of (to our knowledge) the world’s first ‘gingerbread MRI scanner’, lovingly created by students at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) and kindly sent to us by Dr Martin Turner, lead investigator on the BioMOx study. Many thanks to everyone who has so…

Discussing MND in Dublin

Reading Time: 5 minutes Delegates to last weekend’s ENCALS (European Network for the Cure of ALS) meeting in Dublin were met with uncharacteristic hot and sunny weather – enjoyed by the numerous Stag and Hen parties wandering the city centre, but not by the 200 people ensconced in the impressive, new Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College, from 8am…