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Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases

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The MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases is one of the MRC’s translational research centres and opened in 2008.

It is directed by Professor Michael G Hanna and is a partnership between the UCL Institutes of Neurology and Child Health, and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.  Genetic and acquired neuromuscular diseases represent a major cause of mortality and morbidity in children and adults. There is a large gap between major science discoveries and patient benefit in these important disorders. The MRC Centre has been working since 2008 to reduce this gap by establishing a multidisciplinary translational research activity in these disabling diseases.

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The Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases draws together the expertise of a large team of specialist health professionals and aims to provide a local, regional and national centre of clinical excellence for the diagnosis and management of Neuromuscular Diseases. The Centre has a particular focus on diseases of peripheral nerves and muscles.

The  Centre runs a number of specialist clinics under the auspices of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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