Australasian MND Symposium 2018 - day 2

Live updates from the Australasian MND Symposium, March 23, 2018. Written by a non-scientist for a layperson audience. This means we’re skipping the complicated science and going straight for the highlights. Typing fast and editing slow, so excuse spelling mistakes. DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND CLINICAL TRIAL DESIGN SESSION 8:30am Dr Lucie Bruijn – Opportunities and Advances … Read more


Another interesting finding in the ongoing hunt for MND treatments comes from University of Tokyo researchers, who have discovered that a safe, existing anti-epileptic drug called perampanel has successfully prevented the death of motor neurons in mice with an animal model of MND. Their research shows that perampanel is worthy of a clinical trial for … Read more


If you looked at the motor neurones of people with MND down the microscope, you would see clumps of a protein called TDP-43. Researchers around the world are working to find why these clumps form and how they are linked to MND. Dr Jemeen Sreedharan has been looking at the effects of TDP-43 in fruit … Read more