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Australian researchers discover possible MND cause and treatment

Toxin, β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) and neuro-cell death Proteins come in many shapes and forms but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all built from smaller building blocks called amino acids.  Although there are innumerable amino acids possible in chemistry, humans only use about 20 to make all of our proteins.    Proteins are essential to life and take part in virtually every process within cells.… read more »

Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research: Dr Jo Ferrie

An evaluation of care pathways available to adults with, and the families or carers of, adults with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland   Executive Summary by Dr Jo Ferrie Much of the previous research into MND has been preoccupied with a focus on medical issues and the medical management of the condition including eating, home ventilation and other issues around the use of services. The voices of those with MND… read more »

Government announcing support for research into conditions such as MND

An annual prize to honour the world-renowned Edinburgh University scientist who has given his name to the Higgs boson is to be announced by the First Minister, launching a week showcasing Scottish science. The annual Higgs Prize will be open to Scottish school students who excel in physics. It will be formally launched by the First Minister and Professor Peter Higgs at a reception at the First Minister’s official residence… read more »

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