Stem cell studentship gets underway

We are now funding a studentship stem cell research project!

This project aims to develop a human motor neurone model of MND using skin cells donated by a few people living with the randomly occurring sporadic form of the disease. Using this model they will then identify what goes wrong in cells when TDP-43 (a known cause of MND) becomes faulty.

All in all, it’s a very exciting project and we’re extremely pleased to be funding it!

Here’s what Brian had to say about it: “This project ticks all the boxes for a PhD studentship project: cutting-edge research in a world-class research and training environment overseen by a team of senior researchers in neurology, neuropathology and molecular genetics”

You can read more about this news on our press release.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s