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A view from the President

Reading Time: 3 minutes After we posted yesterday’s blog (Thursday 10 October) about Giovanna Mallucci’s research in Leicester, we received a report on the story from the President of the MND Association, Prof Colin Blakemore. The researchers identified a key pathway that might be a turning point in the search for effective treatments for many types of neurodegenerative disease and we…

A PERK for neurodegenerative disease?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Our bodies need to be able to make new proteins, to maintain long term memory. So if the ability to make new proteins is switched off, does this cause Alzheimer’s Disease? New research findings published yesterday by scientists based in Leicester take us closer to answering this question. Journalist are describing this as a step…