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Wednesday, 8 November, 2023

New UK research institute launched for motor neurone disease – PMLiVE

A new research institute in London has been launched aimed at discovering a cure and new treatments for motor neurone disease (MND).

The UK Motor Neuron Disease Research Institute (UK MND RI) will bring together a virtual network of MND labs, clinical centres and researchers to carry out MND research across the UK.

Affecting one in every 300 people in the UK, MND is a neurodegenerative disease which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Around one-third of patients with MND die within one year of diagnosis, and more than half within two years.

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