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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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

Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease

Scientists discover how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease

New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma

New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Miniature brains that can move muscles, grown in the lab

Miniature brains that can move muscles, grown in the lab

UCL and AIIMS collaborates to increase academic and student exchange

UCL and AIIMS collaborates to increase academic and student exchange

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could help prevent onset of motor neurone disease

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could help prevent onset of motor neurone disease

Research could potentially lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Research could potentially lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows

Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows

New breakthrough may speed up research and drug trials to tackle motor neurone disease

New breakthrough may speed up research and drug trials to tackle motor neurone disease

A Preclinical Solution to Studying Neurological Diseases

A Preclinical Solution to Studying Neurological Diseases