Research Spotlight Appeal

Meet Matthew Nolan - the bright young scientist determined to understand MND.

Based at the University of Oxford, Matthew is determined to understand MND. Matthew's research focuses on the minute cellular processes that occur in MND. By closely examining samples of brain tissue, he is hoping to unlock the genetic secrets of the disease.

Now that we are able to single out individual motor neurone cells to study, Matthew is investigating whether tiny genetic mistakes are contributing to the development of MND. Using tissue from the Oxford Brain Bank, Matthew can compare different cell types and regions of the brain with unprecedented clarity.

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Matthew's research could fill in one of the biggest gaps in our knowledge about MND: explaining why the disease arises in the first place. With a kind donation today, you could be a vital part of MND studies, a key partner of the scientists like Matthew, in labs up and down the country.

Please, play your part by sending a donation today, so that researchers like Matthew can push MND medicine forward.

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could help MND researchers prepare precious samples of brain tissue to be analysed in microscopic detail.

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could help scientists like Matthew collaborate with researchers across the world, accelerating MND research.

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could help researchers to use cutting-edge technology to analyse DNA, on the hunt for the causes of MND.

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