New Model for MND

Catherine's project involves the development of a new model that can be used for testing treatments.

Research into MND using models of the disease can be very useful, especially when it comes to testing possible new treatments.

This project involves the development of a new model that can be used for testing treatments. Catherine will also be looking to see if the model can identify new disease markers and possible targets for treatments. 

Why is this important?

Researchers need more systems for finding and testing possible new treatments. Catherine hopes to show that this new model is a good system that will help to streamline the process of testing and validating new therapeutic approaches.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more please contact:

Professor Catherine M. Abbott
Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine
Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University of Edinburgh
C.Abbott@ed.ac.uk

Project title: A new preclinical model of early onset motor neurone degeneration for testing therapeutic strategies. Please see MND Scotland's Animal Testing Policy.

Find out more about animal research at the University of Edinburgh here.

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“MND is a devastating disease and it is heart-breaking to think that there is no treatment that can be offered to people when they are newly diagnosed. Funding from charities like MND Scotland is absolutely essential if we are to move forward, so raising money is the very best thing you can do to help fight this awful condition.”

Prof. Catherine Abbott

Prof. Catherine Abbott

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