Spreading the word about MND and our research

Last week, Euan MacDonald Centre researchers made about 250 people aware of MND and what we do.

As part of MND Awareness Month, we manned a stand in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a day. We told people about motor neurone disease (with the help of a giant home-made nerve cell and muscle) and demonstrated some of the ways that we research the condition, including live fruit flies and zebrafish embryos!

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We also had some great goodies to give away – blue cornflower fairy cakes and branded highlighter pens – in addition to our new Euan MacDonald Centre leaflet.

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It was great that so many people were interested to hear about motor neurone disease and several people commented that it was nice to see a stand about a “lesser known” condition.

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Many thanks to all those who helped man the stall and prepared exhibits, and a special mention to Phillipa Rewaj for baking the wonderful cakes and Jane Haley for making the model neuron.

 

Satrosphere Aberdeen

We will be taking the exhibition to the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, on Sat 21st June, when Euan MacDonald Centre researcher Prof Simon Parson will participate in a “meet the scientist” event.