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Networking to progress in the world of science: Mini-Symposium on MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes Conferences and symposia are a crucial part of the research world – not only for the amount of knowledge that is communicated to large audiences but also for the exchange of ideas on a more inter-personal level. Novel ideas are created there as well establishment of collaborations that might lead to new research projects and…

Using a new imaging technique to shed light on changes to nerve cells in MND

Reading Time: 2 minutes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology is advancing rapidly as a tool for diagnosing and monitoring disease. In MND, MRI scans are used to understand changes that happen to the brain because of this disease. Prof Nigel Leigh from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (University of Sussex) is carrying out a study looking into changes…

MIROCALS: Episode MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes A clinical trial of Jedi proportions… The MND Association is backing a new clinical trial in MND, known as MIROCALS. This will be a joint clinical trial between France and the UK that will aim to dampen the overactive immune system by increasing the amount of interleukin-2. It is important to stress that planning for this MND…