Prof Martin Turner of University of Oxford, who was awarded the MRC/MND Association / Lady Edith Wolfson Fellowship, is looking for participants to take part in a Biomarker project in order to find a diagnostic test to speed up the diagnosis of MND.
We regard this study as extremely important and it is a great opportunity for people who are at risk of developing MND (known as pre-symptomatic) to be actively involved with research. With your support this study has the potential to play a pivotal role in the discovery of a biomarker for MND.
“Biomarkers might be changes visible in research MRI scans, or substances measurable in the blood or spinal fluid. The discovery of such biomarkers could change the way that clinical trials are organised.” – Prof Martin Turner, University of Oxford
What is the study?
This study aims to discover a test to speed up the diagnosis of MND, to understand how the disease begins and spreads, and to monitor its progression.
Understandably, we are extremely excited about the prospect of this study as there is currently no diagnostic test for MND.
The official study website can provide you with more details on what this study involves and what your next steps should be if you wish to participate in this exciting research project.