Research News

Welcome to our research blog.

Here, we post snippets of interesting news related to MND research, from around the world.

For more in-depth research news and the most current information, you may also wish to look at the websites listed here.

Organically grown vegetables

New research has confirmed a link between pesticides and an increased risk of MND… but don’t panic and chuck out all your non-organic veggies just yet. It’s specifically to do with exposure at work to organochlorine pesticides, many of which are now banned (like DDT).┬áRead more about this interesting line […] READ MORE

Posted on: 31st August Posted by: MND NZ
Pills

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 […] READ MORE

Posted on: 8th July Posted by: MND NZ
TDP-43

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 […] READ MORE

Posted on: 29th June Posted by: MND NZ

“I’ve never seen a more exciting year,” says Dr Richard Bedlack, top doc at the Duke ALS Clinic in the US. He thinks 2016 is a pivotal year in the fight against MND/ALS, because in just the last year scientists have made a number of potential breakthroughs (greatly due to […] READ MORE

Posted on: 28th June Posted by: MND NZ
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