Doddie Weir reacts as scientists reveal huge Motor neurone disease breakthrough –

Scientists have revealed they are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by motor neurone disease (MND).

The former Scotland international, whose charity the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has raised more than £5m for MND research, described it as “a very exciting breakthrough”.

University of Edinburgh experts have found a problem with MND patients’ nerve cells which could be repaired by repurposing drugs approved for other diseases.

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