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SPiQE – new analytical tool digs deeper into fasciculations

SPiQE – new analytical tool digs deeper into fasciculations

Reading Time: 5 minutes Cristina Cabassi is an honorary research assistant investigating fasciculations in people with MND. In this guest blog she tells us a little about herself and the project she is involved with – SPiQE, which stands for surface potential quantification engine, technology developed to detect activity from a specific type of muscle recording.

Using surface EMG to see if fasciculations can be used as a biomarker for MND

Reading Time: 2 minutes What are fasciculations? When motor neurones in the spinal cord become damaged this makes them electrically unstable, meaning they spontaneously discharge electrical impulses that cause small groups of muscles to contract. These contractions, known as fasciculations, are a common symptom of MND. Research suggests that they might be a good marker of motor neurone health.…