Understanding motor neuron disease using a powerful combination of model systems

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ex Housden

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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The aim of this project is to understand the mechanisms that cause motor neuron disease (MND) so that new treatments can be developed. This is important because MND is a devastating disease that results in death only three years after diagnosis. There are no cures and our understanding of why people develop the disease is limited. This project will use cutting edge techniques to investigate the mechanisms underlying MND, leading to effective therapies in the future.

Lead Supervisor

Professor Benjamin Housden

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