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Conference report – A focus on astrocytes in MND research


Wendy Noble (King’s College London) who helped organise the Biochemical Society and British Neuroscience Association focused meeting “Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease”, Institute of Child Health, London, 28 – 29 April 2014, blogs about the event. Researchers from King’s College London, the University of Manchester and the University of California at Los Angeles organized…… Continue reading Conference report – A focus on astrocytes in MND research

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Biochemical Society & British Neuroscience Association Focused Meeting: Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease


The meeting covered multiple aspects of astrocyte biology, including sessions on Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions, Energy Metabolism and Astrocytes, Astrocyte Signalling Pathways, and individual sessions on the role of astrocytes in Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Lysosomal Storage Disorders. The Contribution of Astrocytes to Motor Neurone Disease session was opened by Siddharthan Chandran (University of Edinburgh),…… Continue reading Biochemical Society & British Neuroscience Association Focused Meeting: Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease

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Information to help manage cognitive change


In recent years the MND Association has funded healthcare research into cognitive and behavioural change in people with MND. To get an update on the latest research in this area, and to understand its impact in supporting people with MND and their families, I attended the first clinical session of the International Symposium – dedicated…… Continue reading Information to help manage cognitive change