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Cognition and FTD: Highlights from Glasgow

Reading Time: 3 minutes Written by Rachel Boothman and Kaye Stevens This blog is part of the ‘Highlights from Glasgow’ collection of articles, where you can read about the content of some of the talks and posters presented at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND. Exploration into cognition and frontotemporal dementia with MND/ALS continues to attract attention. At the…

Stuck in FUS – the story of arginines, MND and FTD

Reading Time: 5 minutes In recent news, a number of press releases highlighted a paper published in the journal Cell, in which scientists, under the leadership of the University of Toronto’s Professor Peter St George-Hyslop, and in collaboration with University of Cambridge, described the process of how the FUS protein leads to the development of motor neurone disease (MND)…

Exploring the interaction between TDP-43 and RNA

Reading Time: 3 minutes In light of the upcoming Biomedical Research Advisory Panel meeting happening on Friday 7 April that will discuss which new research projects the MND Association will fund, we are pleased to report on the progress of one of our already-funded researchers. In their three year project, funded by the MND Association, Prof Annalisa Pastore (King’s College London)…

Is frontotemporal dementia different when found with MND?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people with MND develop an increasingly recognised form of dementia, known as frontotemporal dementia  or FTD (for more information visit http://www.ftdtalk.org/). The main symptoms of FTD include alterations in decision making, behaviour and difficulty with language. The relationship between MND and FTD is not well understood. Prof Julie Snowden and PhD student Jennie Saxon at…