CARE-MND, a platform to integrate clinical care with research for people with motor neurone disease across Scotland, was launched today.
A visit by South African rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen, who has passed away from MND, sparked our annual fundraising sports quiz.
Gordon Aikman, MND campaigner, fundraiser and inspiration, has passed away aged 31.
The new SPRINT-MND/MS PhD scheme is open for applications until 20th January 2017.
What a year 2016 has been! We’ve made significant progress this year: from the Scottish MND Register going digital; to the launch of Speak:Unique; to major initiatives in zebrafish research, and progress towards gene therapy in spinal muscular atrophy, we made some real progress. Read all about how far we’ve come, and what our amazing… Read more
You may recall from a previous article that in October, fourteen volunteer fundraisers set off to trek the Kalahari Desert in Namibia to raise vital funds for our research. So, how did the group get on? Read on to find out more… Kris’ story ‘I’m Kris, Andrew Mitchell’s son. My dad was diagnosed with MND… Read more
A European team of researchers led by Euan MacDonald Centre Investigator Prof Catherina Becker, is using tropical fish to investigate how the spinal cord can be coaxed to repair itself after injury. The team has received £1.1 million to investigate how zebrafish are able to repair and replace damaged nerve cells. Researchers will explore how… Read more
This #GivingTuesday (on the 29th of November), we’re calling upon people living with MND in Scotland to sign up to the Scottish MND Register. Currently, 1 out of every 3 people with MND in Scotland is not signed up to the Register. We want to change that. By signing up to the register – which… Read more
In just two weeks’ time, researchers from across the globe will descend upon Dublin to present their findings in MND, ALS, SMA and associated diseases. The Euan MacDonald Centre is sending some it’s top Principal Investigators, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and promising PhD students. Here’s when and where they will be presenting: Speakers Thomas Bak Talk… Read more
Last week, the 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND took place in Dublin. Organised by the MND Association, this is the largest medical and scientific research conference on MND and ALS in the world. We sent some of our top researchers along to present their findings, and to tell the MND community how we’re helping to… Read more