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On the twelfth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: twelve – a low number of authors on a research paper

Reading Time: < 1 minute The final day of our ‘twelve days of Christmas’ blogs has arrived. We hope you’ve enjoyed our festive overview of 2014 and we look forward to sharing many more research updates throughout 2015!  “On the twelfth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TWELVE – a relatively small number of authors for an MND…

On the eleventh day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eleven BRAP members

Reading Time: < 1 minute  “On the eleventh day of Christmas MND research gives to you… ELEVEN members on our Biomedical Research Advisory Panel” Thanks to a record-breaking MND research grants round of over 40 applications from researchers around the world, we’ve got a busy year ahead! We’ll be reviewing all of these applications and deciding which should be funded…

On the tenth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Ten research studies we helped promote in 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On the tenth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TEN research studies we helped promote and recruit for in 2014” Last year we helped promote and recruit people living with MND to take part in 10 different studies. From biomarker studies, to survey’s on the risks v benefits of new medicines, we covered…

On the ninth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Nine Ice Bucket Challenge Researchers

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On the ninth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… NINE MND researchers doing the ice bucket challenge!” Looking back on 2014, what were your highlights? Well, during the International Symposium on ALS/MND it’s a bit of a tradition to recap on the biomedical and clinical highlights of the event. Prof Ludo Van Den…

On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eight members of the Research Development team

Reading Time: 3 minutes “On the eighth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… EIGHT members of the Research Development team” We would like to wish all our blog readers Happy New Year! Looking forward, like many others, we have made our New Year’s resolutions of what we’d like to achieve in 2015: Brian Dickie (Director of Research…

On the fourth day of Christmas MND research gave to me: a new stem cell research project

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On the fourth day of Christmas MND research gives to you… on the FOURTH month of 2014, we announced that we’ll fund an exciting new stem cell project” During our April Biomedical Research Advisory Panel Meeting we agreed to fund seven new MND research projects. These projects included Prof Linda Greensmith’s research on Restoring muscle…

On the third day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Three days of the symposium

Reading Time: < 1 minute “On the third day of Christmas MND research gives to you… THREE days of the 25th International symposium on ALS/MND” From 5 – 7 December 2014 the Association held its annual research conference, the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND. This year, the event was held in Brussels, where just shy of 900 researchers attended to…

On the second day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Two new inherited MND genes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boxing day is here, there’s still some leftover turkey but let’s not forget… it’s the second day of Christmas! “On the second day of Christmas MND research gives to you… TWO new inherited MND genes” 2014 saw the discovery of two inherited MND genes, the first being MATR3 in March and the second being TUBA4A…