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- Accelerated approval granted for new drug for muscular dystrophy
- NMCCC shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award
- Hospital staff go the extra miles in aid of brain charity
- New paper in Neuron highlights importance of slow axonal transport in motor neuron function; implications for neuromuscular diseases
- A New YouTube Patient and Public Engagement Channel from Researchers at Institute of Neurology
- Dr James Burge from MRC Centre presents results
of major international trial in periodic paralysis at American Academy of
Neurology 2016 (click 'free plenary sessions' and select 'James Burge'.
- Professor Michael Hanna talks about centre research
- Successful MRC centre study in inclusion body Myositis provides clues to new treatment approaches in Alzheimer's diseases and ALS
- New drug shows promise for muscle wasting diseases
- Report by Kathryn Munro on the Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre (NMCCC)
- On-line e-learning module on neuromuscular conditions for physiotherapists launched
- MRC Centre biomarker study published in Lancet Neurology
- Dr Pedro Machado wins award for his work on sporadic inclusion body myositis
- Brand new infographic highlighting key MRC Centre activities
- Professor Mary Reilly is elected first female President of the Association of British Neurologists
- UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
The National Brain Appeal, the charity dedicated to raising funds for the hospital, has worked with Professor Michael Hanna, and were successful in opening the UK’s first comprehensive Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in December 2009. The new Centre at 8-11 Queen Square has brought together the entire team of Queen Square experts in these fields, led by Professor Hanna. It includes a clinical trials facility and IT systems to support the development of new treatments and facilitate translational research to benefit patients. The Centre is a truly unique environment supporting young scientists to develop research programmes to find treatments for these serious diseases.
We urgently need to raise funds to support important clinical research in the new centre, and in particular to support young scientists we are training. We have already raised funds for two young scientists. We had one hundred applications for these two posts, and we would like to give a larger number of talented young scientists the opportunity to do research in these diseases in our new centre. Professor Hanna is personally committed to continue to raise funds to develop a comprehensive programme for talented young scientists to join the team and help drive the research to find treatments.
Neuromuscular neurological diseases are serious muscle wasting disorders which often affect children and young adults. There are over 100 neuromuscular diseases and common examples include Motor Neurone Disease, Polymyositis, Inclusion Body Myositis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Myaesthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophy and other life threatening diseases. They affect well over 100,000 people in the UK. For many of these diseases we still don’t have cures and we want to change this.
Please contact Glen Pickard, Fundraising Assistant, at email@example.com or on 020 7829 8724 for further details.
BUPA London 10,000 - 25th May 2015
The CNMD team with their 2014 Bupa 10,000 medals
On Monday 25th May 2015, Professor Hanna will lead a Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases team for the for the seventh consecutive year.
We want to continue our vital work, and in particular we want to raise funds to support more young scientists and doctors to develop research programmes to find treatments for these serious diseases in the Centre. But to achieve this we need your help.
Any donation, no matter how small, will be gratefully received.
The Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases would truly value your support.
Professor Michael G Hanna
Queen Square Divisional Clinical Director
National Brain Appeal
Registered Charity No. 290173