Complex and challenging: Unlocking motor neurone disease – Pharmafield

Motor neurone disease is a complex condition making the search for treatments a challenge, but work is ongoing to improve people’s lives.

Motor neurone disease (MND) refers to a collection of neurodegenerative conditions affecting the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord which control muscles and movement. By interrupting the nerves’ signals, muscles can weaken, become stiff or begin to degenerate. This can affect the way people move, eat, drink, breathe and behave. MND can also cause a cognitive change when it affects the areas of the brain involved in thinking, language, behaviour and personality.

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