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X-rays for MND research

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dr Gareth Wright, based at the University of Liverpool, is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the MND Association. His research is all about using physics and x-rays to further our understanding of MND. Here he gives us a taste of why X-rays  are important. The background to X-rays We have a long history of X-ray science…

Cell Culture Work in Motor Neuron Disease Research

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following on from baking, and understanding the roles of genes and proteins, Helena Chaytow (Royal Holloway) explains about her research. Helena is an MND Association-funded PhD student developing small strands of DNA, known as ‘antisense oligonucleotides’ to make motor neurones more resistant to damage. DNA and RNA The challenge of working with Motor Neuron Disease (MND)…

Baking with proteins, mRNA and DNA

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each and every one of us is made up of thousands of different ingredients, which all combine together to create something amazing; life. Perhaps the most important of these are proteins. Each protein in the body has its own special job to do. From making our muscles contract to controlling blood sugar, proteins are an…