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Making antisense of RNA editing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Association-funded PhD student, Helena Chaytow (Royal Holloway, University of London), is using DNA to develop a targeted treatment for MND. Now entering her final year, we report on what she’s achieved so far and her future plans. The background Helena’s research is looking at the chemical messenger ‘glutamate’. Glutamate is released by motor neurones in…

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)…