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- The UK’s first dedicated inpatient centre for people with complex neuromuscular disorders has been officially opened by leading healthcare advocate Sir Robert Francis
- The largest CNMD team to date ran the Bupa London 10,000 on 25th May to raise funds for the Centre. Please click here to donate.
- The dawn of translational optogenetics: Bryson et al. restored muscle function in a mouse model of peripheral nerve injury
- NIHR award MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases £450,000 for research
- Arimoclomol has showed promise as a treatment for the most common type of inflammatory myopathy in adults over age 50 in a 1-year, phase IIa, "proof-of-concept" study
- MRC Centre featured in UCLH BRC Infrastructure Report
- Genomics England whole genome sequencing
- New sister centre partnership with the University of Iowa Department of Neurology
MRC Centenary Year 2013 - Centre Open Day
The MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases celebrated the MRC's Centenary on
June 20th. The Centre was thrilled to participate in national celebrations of the MRC Centenary with a specially organised day of events for students from local schools.
Students from UCL Academy, and Channing School were invited to attend a special one day programme.
Mitochondrial Patient Information Day
Saturday 6th July 2013 at Queen Square, London
Please click here to view the programme.
Muscle Study Group Annual Meeting
16-18 September 2013 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
The 2013 meeting was entitled “Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Disease: Implications for Therapy”, and brought together members of the pharmaceutical industry, NIH and academic researchers.
The programme included four major sessions:
1. Novel Molecular Mechanisms: Implications for Therapy Development - Hereditary Myopathies
2. Overcoming Hurdles of Developing and Performing Clinical Trials
3. Novel Molecular Mechanisms: Implications for Therapy Development - Hereditary Neuropathies
4. Disorders of the NMJ: The View from Oxford
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John Morgan Hughes Memorial
Dr John Morgan-Hughes made outstanding contributions to British and world neurology as an incisive clinician, a rigorous researcher and an inspiring teacher. The John Morgan-Hughes Fellowship has been set up in his memory to support young investigators worldwide undertaking up to one year of training fellowships or other academic activities focused on mitochondrial disease research.
Please click here to view the memorial programme.