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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£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

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