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Motor Neurone Disease – Shelly’s story

Motor Neurone Disease – Shelly’s story | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a devastating brain disease that quickly and progressively destroys the ability to move, speak, swallow and breathe.
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David Gower: ‘School was a lifeline when my dad was seriously ill’

David Gower: ‘School was a lifeline when my dad was seriously ill’ | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
The former cricketer and commentator talks about being an only child, growing up in Africa and how his dad helped him to remain so calm (though less so playing tennis)
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Our first ever national TV campaign | Features | MND Association

Our first ever national TV campaign | Features | MND Association | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Our first ever national TV campaign (Our 1st ever #mnd TV campaign starts Monday. Watch out for @rivooh & @MrNickKnowles on ITV3, Gold and Good Food.
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Physical activity and MND – is there a link?

Physical activity and MND – is there a link? | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
The results of new research investigating a link between physical activity and MND was presented by the University of Sheffield research group in the late-breaking news session on the last day of t...
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Mark Maddox: Football v MND

Mark Maddox: Football v MND | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Special Programme Page (There will be a special page in the Dagenham programme dedicated to the Football v MND campaign. Read more here.
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Blocking a MicroRNA Slows Motor Neuron Disease in Mice ...

Blocking a MicroRNA Slows Motor Neuron Disease in Mice ... | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
26 Nov 2013. Researchers are taking aim at amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with an antisense oligonucleotide targeted toward microRNA (miRNA), those nucleic acid snippets that each regulate hundreds of mRNAs.
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ITV Love your Garden | Features | MND Association

ITV Love your Garden | Features | MND Association | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Making a garden wheelchair accessible for a family affected by motor neurone disease is the focus of a new series fronted by Alan Titchmarsh (Tune in tonight @LoveYourGarden2 - 8pm @itv Alan Titchmarsh transforms the garden of Malcom who is living...
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Do you want to see this film?

Do you want to see this film? | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Sign up for updates from I AM BREATHING, a new film about the thin space between life and death. (It can take a dying man 2 remind us what life is for.
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The 11th Annual ENCALS meeting highlights how ... - MND Research

Image kindly provided by Dr Robin Highley, SITraN: (top left) a motor neurone with a skein-like neuronal cytoplasmic inclusion, next to a normal motor neurone (bottom left) on TDP-43 immunohistochemistry.
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'My son's kiss makes life worth living': The heartbreaking story about a 34-year-old father's race to provide a legacy for his child before he dies of motor neurone disease

'My son's kiss makes life worth living': The heartbreaking story about a 34-year-old father's race to provide a legacy for his child before he dies of motor neurone disease | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
'I Am Breathing' is a film about Neil Platt, 34, from Fife, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2008. It documents his rapid deterioration and his desire to provide his two-year-old son Oscar with memories before his death in February 2009.
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Fish cells hope for motor neurone disease patients - Scotsman

Fish cells hope for motor neurone disease patients - Scotsman | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
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Fish cells hope for motor neurone disease patients
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In humans, motor neurons control important muscle activities such as speaking, walking and breathing.
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I Am Breathing | Awareness Month 2013 | MND Association

I Am Breathing | Awareness Month 2013 | MND Association | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
I am breathing a film show at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam 2012 Neil Platt is dying of Motor Neurone Disease, just months after the birth of his son Oscar. The film will be screened for MND/ALS Global Awareness day.
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Motor Neurone disease couple win fight against 'bedroom tax'

Motor Neurone disease couple win fight against 'bedroom tax' | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
An engineer was told he was “under-occupying” his council house even though his partner needs a separate bedroom because she has motor neurone disease.

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New areas of the brain identified where ALS-implicated gene is active

New areas of the brain identified where ALS-implicated gene is active | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
New areas of the brain identified where ALS-implicated gene is active.

For the first time novel expression... https://t.co/JolQFkbCHk
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Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research - BBC News

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research - BBC News | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.
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ALS: Much Ado About Oligodendrocytes

ALS: Much Ado About Oligodendrocytes | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Podcast: Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine neuroscientist Klaus-Armin Nave PhD talks about oligodendrocytes, their emerging role in ALS and potential treatment strategies going forward.
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Northampton based charity Motor Neurone Disease creates its first ever ... - Northampton Herald and Post

Northampton based charity Motor Neurone Disease creates its first ever ... - Northampton Herald and Post | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
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The Red Flag tool for diagnosing Motor Neurone Disease | British ...

The Red Flag tool for diagnosing Motor Neurone Disease | British ... | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Jennifer Bedford of the Motor Neurone Disease Association announces their new tool, Red Flag, for supporting GPs to diagnose Motor Neurone Disease. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating progressive ...
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Scientists identify amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease mechanism

Scientists identify amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease mechanism | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Researchers have tied mutations in a gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative disorders to the toxic buildup of certain proteins and related molecules in cells, including neurons.

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My battle with motor neurone disease – Neil Platt's last interview

My battle with motor neurone disease – Neil Platt's last interview | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Neil Platt's battle with MND is the subject of a new film, I Am Breathing. In the last interview he gave before he died in 2009, published here for the first time, he describes his daily struggle (MND really is an awful awful disease!
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Postman To Tour All 2012 Golden Postboxes To Fundraise For MND Association

Postman To Tour All 2012 Golden Postboxes To Fundraise For MND Association | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
What an interesting, original idea. And personally, I think the gold postboxes are beautiful. A postman from Oxford is visiting all of the gold postboxes on the UK mainland that celebrate Britain's...
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I Am Breathing

I Am Breathing | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it

Guest blog by Sally Light, Chief Executive, Motor Neurone Disease AssociationSally Light, the Chief Executive of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on a right Royal week or two including winning...

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Fish may help motor neuron research

Fish may help motor neuron research | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
A discovery made in fish could help research into motor neuron disease, according to Edinburgh scientists.
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Sheffield Motor Neurone Disorders Research Advisory Group

Sheffield Motor Neurone Disorders Research Advisory Group | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
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The only patient and public invovlement group in the UK available for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research. Based in Sheffield, members are made up of MND patients, carers and family members affected by the disease who inform the research taking place at the Sheffield Institute for Translation Neuroscience (SITraN).

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Emily Goodall's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:44 AM

The only patient and public invovlement group in the UK available for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research. Based in Sheffield, members are made up of MND patients, carers and family members affected by the disease who inform the research taking place at the Sheffield Institute for Translation Neuroscience (SITraN).

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MND stem cell study identifies TDP-43 astrocytes as not toxic to motor neurones

MND stem cell study identifies TDP-43 astrocytes as not toxic to motor neurones | Motor Neurone Disease | Scoop.it
Funded by the MND Association, international researchers have used stem cell technology to learn more about the relationship between motor neurones and their support cells. These findings highlight...

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, May 12, 2013 1:51 PM

In this work the researchers generated functional astroglia from human induced pluripotent stem cells carrying an ALS-causing TDP-43 mutation, to address the question of cell autonomy in transactive response DNA-binding protein (TDP-43) proteinopathies.

A link to the paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3607024/