a researcher in the lab talking to Euan MacDonald

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Research case studies

Some of our research projects - explained.

a doctor and patient sitting at a table smiling and looking at information on a tablet computer

MND Register

Why we have developed a national register of people with MND, and our plans for clinical trials.

fluorescent image of a neuromuscular junction taken through a microscope

Spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy

There has been exciting progress towards developing gene therapies for SMA.

A researcher giving instructions to a man wearing a headset who is about to bank his voice

Speak:Unique voicebank research

Creating personalised voices for use in communications aids, simply and efficiently.

Image generated by a hi-tech brain scan

The Edinburgh Cognitive ALS Screen

A tool to help healthcare professionals identify and understand changes in learning, memory and behaviour.

Neural stem cells viewed under a microscope

Stem cells and MND 'in a dish'

Using stem cells we can grow motor neurons in the lab – ready and available for experiments.

a researcher holding up zebrafish in a fishtank

Neuron regeneration in zebrafish

The tiny tropical zebrafish may hold vital information about how to repair neurodegeneration in MND.