Research

We all want a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

This section of the website is dedicated to helping you find up-to-date MND research from around the world.

For the most current information, you may wish to look at the websites and videos below.

UP-TO-DATE MND RESEARCH

New Zealand MND Research Network
This network connects MND researchers in New Zealand with each other, and shares current research with the public.

ALS News Today
A daily digital news journal that reports the latest science and research news about MND/ALS.

MND Research Blog
Research updates are regularly posted on this blog, run the the UK MND Association.

Clinical Trials Database
A comprehensive database of clinical trials for MND/ALS worldwide.

ALS Research News
The latest research articles and news from ALS.net and ALS-TDI.org.

In The News
The ALS Association website's news section.

The Centre for Brain Research Auckland
The pre-eminent place in New Zealand for research into brain functioning, including MND. The Centre is linked to international research into MND. Professor Richard Faull,who leads the Centre, is the Medical Patron of MND NZ.

HELPFUL VIDEOS AND WEBSITES

2018

Australasian MND Symposium

Our notes from the Australasian MND Symposium are summarised in the following PDFs:

Why Haven't We Found a Cure Yet?

Professor Kevin Talbot, Head of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford, UK, describes the complexity of MND and causes for optimism. Genetic studies give us a better idea of the pathways that should be targeted by drugs, including common pathways between genetic and sporadic MND. Those with familial MND will eventually be treated therapies targeting DNA, and those with sporadic MND will be redefined according to sub-types so that treatment can be personalised.

What Causes MND? Why Me?

Prof Ammar Al-Chalabi, director of King's MND Care and Research Centre in the UK, describes some of the remarkable progress we have made in understanding the causes of MND - and why some aspects remain a mystery.

Part 1

Part 2

2017

There are some very interesting presentations online from the 2017 ALS Canada Virtual Research Forum. Click here to see the presentations available for on-demand viewing.

2016

At the 2016 annual meeting of the International Alliance for ALS/MND Associations, Dr David Taylor of ALS Canada gave a comprehensive update about the current state of MND research.

Scientific Update - Dr David Tayor

2015

The videos below were recorded at the MND New South Wales 'Ask the Experts' event in 2015, for people living with MND, their family and friends. They are long, but give a thorough and up-to-date education about what we currently know about MND. If you'd like to learn more about MND, these are worth watching.

 

About MND - Prof Matthew Kiernan

Part A

Part B

What’s new in MND Research? Dr Justin Yerbury

Part A

Part B - QUESTIONS

Hope, Hype and Reality - Prof Megan Munsie

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