Funding vital research into Motor Neurone Disease is a key priority for MND Scotland, and without the help of the general public and Scottish Government this would not be possible. Together we can and will find a cure for MND.
MND Scotland Funded Research
- MND Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Danielle Leighton is undertaking a 36 month PhD studentship. Her role is to collect information about MND patients’ clinical condition and their genetic make-up to see what links can be found.
- Scottish MND Register
The register gathers and stores statistical information about people across Scotland who have MND. This data can be used to ensure people are receiving equal care across the country and provide people with the opportunity to register to take part in future research.
- Future MND
This project seeks to bring together care and research by introducing a standard form for clinical record keeping, the data of which will provide a basis for bringing clinical trials to Scotland.
- Investigating deleterious signalling between astrocytes and motor neurons in a human iPSC-based model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
This project will investigate how glial cells, which support the motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain, become toxic to motor neurons.
- High Resolution Imaging of cortical synaptic integrity in Motor Neurone Disease
This project will analyse the connections between cells in the brain to discover if a loss of these connections is associated with changes in behaviour and brain function in people with MND.
- A new preclinical model of early onset motor neurone degeneration for testing therapeutic strategies
This project will focus on the development of a new model of MND that can be used for testing treatments in the future.