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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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

New app allows remote monitoring of patients with motor neurone disease during Covid-19

New app allows remote monitoring of patients with motor neurone disease during Covid-19

Regulatory mechanisms involved in brain development are same for insects and mammals

Regulatory mechanisms involved in brain development are same for insects and mammals

Discovery could significantly improve diagnosis of motor neuron disease

Discovery could significantly improve diagnosis of motor neuron disease

New technology developed to map cholesterol metabolism in the brain

New technology developed to map cholesterol metabolism in the brain

Researchers develop accurate and scalable method to record brain activity

Researchers develop accurate and scalable method to record brain activity

Scientists discover link between Parkinson's and gene targeted by blue-green algae toxin

Scientists discover link between Parkinson's and gene targeted by blue-green algae toxin

New toolkit to repair DNA breaks linked to aging, cancer and MND discovered

New toolkit to repair DNA breaks linked to aging, cancer and MND discovered

UK-wide trial aims to find treatments that can slow or reverse MND

UK-wide trial aims to find treatments that can slow or reverse MND

Could high cholesterol lead to motor neuron disease?

Could high cholesterol lead to motor neuron disease?

University of Sheffield receives Queen's Anniversary Prize for innovation in neuroscience

University of Sheffield receives Queen's Anniversary Prize for innovation in neuroscience

Terminally ill scientist replumbed as a Cyborg

Terminally ill scientist replumbed as a Cyborg

Dundee researchers find way to better understand neurological diseases

Dundee researchers find way to better understand neurological diseases

MSD collaborates with Francis Crick to find causes of motor neurone disease

MSD collaborates with Francis Crick to find causes of motor neurone disease

Protein plays important roles in intracellular membrane trafficking in the brain

Protein plays important roles in intracellular membrane trafficking in the brain

New study helps better understand molecular basis of diseases affecting motor control

New study helps better understand molecular basis of diseases affecting motor control