We are delighted to announce funding for two new postdoctoral laboratory scientists who will work on screening for new drug leads for MND. Almost £400,000 in new MND research funding has been committed over the next three years by the Scottish Government and the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Edinburgh. The… Read more
Join us at our research open evening hosted by the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research. Date: Thursday 12 April 2018 Time: 5.30pm – 7pm Venue: The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB Covering research into a wide range… Read more
Euan MacDonald Centre researchers and their colleagues have published exciting new findings based on their research on stem cells. Our researchers have found ways to turn cells from donated skin biopsies into motor neurons ‘in a dish’ in the laboratory in order to study them more closely. In this study, the researchers found that motor… Read more
New findings from Euan MacDonald Centre researchers provide insight into the pathways that underlie the changes in thinking and behaviour experienced by some people with MND.
Our Winter 2017 e-newsletter is now available.
Sincere thanks to our wonderful fundraisers who have supported the Euan MacDonald Centre for this year. Their support is truly inspiring: together, in 2017, they have raised over £125,000! All the funds go directly towards our vital research into MND. They buy chemicals and equipment for our labs, fund PhD students, and enable researchers to… Read more
We are delighted that our Centre’s co-founder Donald MacDonald has been awarded the degree of Doctor honoris causa by the University of Edinburgh. Donald’s first contact with the University was as a student and he graduated MA from Edinburgh in Classics in 1962. A year later he achieved his LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and then… Read more
We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Dr Hannah Shorrock, a Euan MacDonald-Centre funded postgraduate student, who has recently been awarded her PhD. Hannah writes of her experiences doing a PhD at the Euan MacDonald Centre: I started my PhD in the lab of Prof Tom Gillingwater in 2015, researching a childhood form… Read more
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the rugby and sports fans who have attended and/or donated to our two recent fundraisers: Just a Sports Quiz 2017 and the Arbikie Highland Estate Field of Dreams online auction and dinner.
Professor Sharon Abrahams and Faith Hodgins have been on the road delivering a training programme on how to use the ‘Edinburgh Cognitive ALS Screen’ (ECAS) to MND healthcare professionals.