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£583,000 funding into MND research

We are delighted to announce we are funding 4 new research projects across the UK to help take us closer to a cure for MND.

£583,000 funding into MND research

Posted : 19/06/2017

For MND Awareness Week 2017 MND Scotland has announced a further £583,000 investment into 4 new research projects.

We received applications from across the UK and have selected 4 new research projects to fund: 

Protecting Motor Neurones

This project aims to develop new therapies to protect the motor neurones (nerve cells connecting the spinal cord to muscles) against MND.

Find out more. 

Apathy in MND

Researchers will investigate the real-life impact of specific types of apathy on people living with MND, and their families.

Find out more. 

Links between metabolism and MND

This project seeks to fully investigate the nature of metabolic dysfunction using ALS model systems and to take these ideas into human ALS trials.

Find out more. 

Mu​tated genes and proteins in ALS/MND

Researchers will look at a particular gene and how changes in the gene (called mutations) react with proteins which help protect motor neurones.

Find out more. 

 

Many thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Without you we would not be able to continue funding vital research into a cure. 

Find out how you can take action on MND Awareness Week.

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“The need for further research in the field of MND is only growing. Thanks to the generosity of MND Scotland’s supporters we are able to continue innovative research that can be positively and practically applied in the clinic, care environments and the everyday lives of people living with MND.”

Dr Radakovic | University of Edinburgh

Dr Radakovic | University of Edinburgh