Research we fund – Understanding clinical progression

Here you can find more information about the projects we are funding that are understanding clinical progression. Click on a project to find out more information and what the project means to a person living with MND.

Developing a detailed understanding of how the disease manifests and progresses in humans to ensure that fundamental laboratory research can be clearly linked to the ‘real world’ events occurring in people with MND.

Developing Motor Unit MRI as a diagnostic tool for motor neuron diseases

Prof Andrew Blamire

To develop a new type of MRI scan to measure abnormalities in muscles and help to diagnose MND.

Development of MND prognostic biomarkers based on brain function

Dr Roisin McMackin

Developing ways of measuring brain function changes to help predict symptoms of ALS.

Neuroimaging and neurochemical biomarkers of brain ageing in MND

Dr James Cole/Ayodeji Ijishakin

To develop a database of neuroimages of brains and then use these in combination with blood neurofilament levels to create a biomarker of MND.

NECTAR - Screening component of AMBRoSIA

Prof Janine Kirby and Prof Pietro Fratta

To provide a rapid, effective and comprehensive genetic screening for those with ALS who are participating in research as part of the AMBRoSIA Project.

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More projects coming soon!

The research team are hard at work adding more research projects the MND Association funds to these pages. Come back later to learn about more projects and researchers we fund.

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