2016 International Symposium - Dublin · Healthcare · Insights

Highlights from the final of ALS/MND Assistive Technology Challenge


Alongside the International Symposium on ALS/MND, Karen Pearce’s trip to Dublin in December included attending a number of other, MND-related meetings. The first meeting she attended was the final stage of the Prize4Life Assistive Technology Challenge, sponsored by the ALS Association. The aim of the Challenge was to generate the development of flexible, accessible technology to…… Continue reading Highlights from the final of ALS/MND Assistive Technology Challenge

Insights · Scientific

SESSION 3A RNA PROCESSING AND DYSREGULATION


The importance of RNA processing in ALS has been well established by the discovery of pathogenic mutations in key RNA processing proteins, most notably TDP-43 which is abnormally aggregated in neurons of almost all patients.  This session described work by a number of groups attempting to characterise the mechanisms associated with RNA processing in ALS…… Continue reading SESSION 3A RNA PROCESSING AND DYSREGULATION

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Session 10A Protein processing and degradation


Although the underlying cause of sALS remains a mystery, there is a rapidly growing list of genes in which mutations have been implicated in ALS (fALS; accounting for 5-10% of all ALS cases). A subset of these genes have been associated with either protein aggregates found in motor neurones (e.g. SOD1, TDP-43, FUS, VAPB), protein…… Continue reading Session 10A Protein processing and degradation

Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

Nottingham MND clinic team visit Milan


We would just like to introduce ourselves. We are Carol Gent (Specialist Nurse and MND Co-ordinator), Katherine Matthews (Dietitian) and Nina Squires (Speech and Language Therapist) and we work in the multidisciplinary MND clinic at Nottingham University Hospital. We are really looking forward to attending the Allied Professionals Forum and the International Symposium and we…… Continue reading Nottingham MND clinic team visit Milan