Motor Neurone Disease

The motor neurone diseases (or motor neuron diseases) (MND) are a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurones, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body.
What is Motor Neurone Disease?

Motor neurone disease is a rare condition of the nervous system that leads to loss of muscle control. The disease leads to progressive weakness, muscle wastage and eventually disability.

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Repurposed drug shows promise as potential new treatment for motor neuron disease

Repurposed drug shows promise as potential new treatment for motor neuron disease

LifeArc and UK DRI launch new partnership to accelerate development of new treatments for dementia

LifeArc and UK DRI launch new partnership to accelerate development of new treatments for dementia

3D-printed bracelet may allow people with hand-impairment to use computers, play video games

3D-printed bracelet may allow people with hand-impairment to use computers, play video games

New Alzheimer’s disease hypothesis could open up diagnosis or treatment possibilities

New Alzheimer’s disease hypothesis could open up diagnosis or treatment possibilities

Research reveals why a common genetic variant worsens outcomes for people with ALS and FTD

Research reveals why a common genetic variant worsens outcomes for people with ALS and FTD

Machine learning model identifies new risk genes for motor neurone disease

Machine learning model identifies new risk genes for motor neurone disease

Novel biomarker can be used to identify disease progression in ALS

Novel biomarker can be used to identify disease progression in ALS

£375 million Government funding to improve treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

£375 million Government funding to improve treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

Infrared light therapy may potentially benefit people with dementia

Infrared light therapy may potentially benefit people with dementia

Brain diseases could have a greater societal impact than Covid-19, research finds

Brain diseases could have a greater societal impact than Covid-19, research finds

Newborn screening and early treatment for spinal muscular atrophy can save both lives and money

Newborn screening and early treatment for spinal muscular atrophy can save both lives and money

A single blood-based biomarker can help indicate underlying neurodegeneration

A single blood-based biomarker can help indicate underlying neurodegeneration

New technology could allow people with Motor Neurone Disease to communicate via computer

New technology could allow people with Motor Neurone Disease to communicate via computer

Researchers identify the trigger of key cellular change in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Researchers identify the trigger of key cellular change in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

New guidance to provide mental health support for people with neurodegenerative conditions

New guidance to provide mental health support for people with neurodegenerative conditions

Study finds how the brain 're-wires' after neurological disease

Study finds how the brain 're-wires' after neurological disease

Physicists find way to circumvent an old theory to cancel magnetic fields remotely

Physicists find way to circumvent an old theory to cancel magnetic fields remotely

Air pollution can cause neurological damage

Air pollution can cause neurological damage

Drug for liver cirrhosis shows potential to treat dementia and motor neuron disease

Drug for liver cirrhosis shows potential to treat dementia and motor neuron disease

Scientists find promising drug candidates for treatment of motor neurone disease

Scientists find promising drug candidates for treatment of motor neurone disease