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Gene therapy Clinical trial commencement!

Gene therapy Clinical trial commencement!

Our lab has commenced a gene therapy clinical trial, making us 1 of only 4 centres in Europe to carry out this trial! The clinical trial, sponsored by the US Pharmaceutical Company Biogen, targets an abnormal expansion of the MND-associated gene C90rf72 using a novel...

Covid-19 and MND research funding

Covid-19 and MND research funding

We are extremely proud to announce that Professor Orla Hardiman’s research project has been selected as one of the 26 successful projects to receive funding as she takes part in the national effort to tackle COVID-19!  Professor Hardiman and her research team will...

ENCALS Satellite Meeting 2019

ENCALS Satellite Meeting 2019

The ENCALS (European Network to Cure ALS) satellite meeting also took place in Perth, Australia prior to the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND on December 3rd. The goal of this satellite symposium is to discuss international collaborations, SOPs and translation...

PROBE: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin 2019

PROBE: Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin 2019

PROBE Night took place from 5-9pm on Friday the 27th of September 2019. This free public pop up festival showcased the diverse range of academic research by engaging and involving the public with live experiments, exclusive demonstrations, interactive workshops and...

The ENCALS 2019

The ENCALS 2019

The ENCALS 2019 Conference took place last week in Tours, France with a strong contingent from the Irish ALS/MND Research Group at Trinity College. Excellent talks were given by PhD candidates Emmet Costello, Marie Ryan, Roisin McMackin and Stefan Dukic....

Healthcare Professionals MND Study Day 2019

Healthcare Professionals MND Study Day 2019

The MND Study Day for healthcare professionals took place again on Friday 8th March 2019. The venue on this occasion was the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport. Organised as a platform to share the insights of the MND Clinical and Research Team from the MND Clinic and...

The 29th International MND Association Symposium

The 29th International MND Association Symposium

The 29th International MND Association Symposium on ALS/MND took place in Glasgow, Scotland between December 7 - 9.  A complete update of all that happened at the conference can be found at their excellent website by clicking here.  Research Motor Neurone had...

PROJECT TRYMe

PROJECT TRYMe

AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO FIND EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR  MOTOR NEURON DISEASE More information can be found here: https://www.tcd.ie/medicine/neurology/project-tryme/ https://www.facebook.com/WalkWhileYouCan/ Document: walk-while-you-can-research To donate:...

Research Motor Neurone Annual Newsletter 2017

Hot off the presses the 2017 RMN newsletter is available now! Please click here to access the newsletter which has a selection of research and fundraising updates and acknowledgements for the year that was. Thank you for all your support, effort and enthusiasm in...

Healthcare Professionals MND Study at Beaumont Hospital

Healthcare Professionals MND Study at Beaumont Hospital

The MND Study Day for healthcare professionals took place again in Beaumont Hospital on Friday 17th November. The event was organised as part of an effort to share the insights gathered through clinical experience in the MND Clinic and elsewhere, as well as the...

The MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme Research Call 2017-18

Opening Date: November 1st 2017 Closing date for pre-application form: November 30th 2017Closing date for full applications (if shortlisted): January 31st 2018   Level of funding: Up to €100,000 per annum Duration of Funding: Up to 3 years Focus of the call: Clinical...

Research Funding

Professor Orla Hardiman is awarded €7,945 from Enterprise Ireland to “Redefine the syndrome of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A network based approach toward novel biomarkers”. FOLLOW US ON TWITTERLIKE US ON FACEBOOKSITEMAPContact Us Current Research FAQs Fundraising...

ENCALS meeting 2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia

ENCALS meeting 2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia

This year’s ENCALS meeting took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from the 18th-20th May. ENCALS, (European Network to Cure ALS), is a network of ALS centres in Europe. The annual ENCALS meeting is an important forum for the European MND community. This meeting is aimed at...

Peter Bede Silver Medalist ENCALS meeting 2016

Peter Bede Silver Medalist ENCALS meeting 2016

Congratulations to Peter Bede, Research Fellow In Neurodegeneration, Academic Unit of Neurology TCD, who was awarded the ENCALS Young Investigator Silver Medal at the European ALS Consortium meeting in Milan on May 21 2016.FOLLOW US ON TWITTERLIKE US ON...

Behavioural Changes in MND: What Families Need to Know

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Research Group at Beaumont Hospital and Trinity College is developing an educational programme for families of people with MND.  The purpose is to help those affected by MND to recognize the thinking, behaviour and personality changes...

Mind Matters: Understanding and Protecting Your Brain

Please see the information below about an upcoming event organised by the NAI and the Irish Brain Council, which may be of interest: Are you interested in hearing from leading Irish experts about the latest research on understanding your brain and lifestyle factors...

26th ALS/MND symposium

26th ALS/MND symposium

The 26th ALS/MND symposium was held in Orlando, Florida from 11 – 13th December 2015 . More than 800 international researchers attended to hear the latest clinical and scientific ALS/MND research news. The Trinity College ALS research group was well represented with...

Neuropsychology research update

Neuropsychology research update

Mr. Tom Burke is a member of the Neuropsychology research division at the Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Beaumont Hospital, who is researching aspects of thinking and behaviour in MND under the...

Today with Sean O’Rourke: Project MinE

Listen back to RTE Radio 1 to hear MND patient Tim Sheehy and Prof Orla Hardiman discuss why they are supporting Project MinE Ireland, a crowdfunding project that aims to find the genes that cause MND....

Neurophysiology research awards

Neurophysiology research awards

Dr Bahman Nasseroleslami works with the EEG (electroencephalography) research team in the Trinity MND group, researching the use of measurements of brain activity to allow early and accurate diagnosis of MND. Dr Nasseroleslami was awarded an Irish Research Council...

Tim Sheehy and Project MinE Ireland

Project MinE is a groundbreaking crowdfunding initiative that aims to find the genetic mutations which cause Motor Neurone Disease. In this video, Tim Sheehy, a well known businessman who was diagnosed with MND earlier this year, explains the importance of the Project...

ENCALS meeting 2015

ENCALS meeting 2015

From 21st to 23rd of May 2015 more than 260 ALS/MND researchers attended the 13th international ENCALS (European Network for the Cure of ALS) meeting in Trinity College Dublin.   “The ENCALS meeting is an important forum for the European MND community.  The aim of the...

Trinity’s MND research group make the news

Trinity’s MND research group make the news

In a ground breaking paper just published in the international journal Neuron, an international consortium involving scientists and clinicians from Trinity College Dublin, led by their long term collaborator Dr John Landers of the University of  Massachusetts has...

Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship

A Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship of €251,449 has been awarded to Dr James Rooney and Prof. Orla Hardiman (Prinicipal investigator). The three year project titled “Environmental and genetic epidemiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” aims to...

The 12th ENCALS Meeting

The 12th ENCALS Meeting

A number of members of the Academic Unit of Neurology attended the annual conference of ENCALS (European Network for the Cure of ALS) at the University of Leuven, Belgium from May 22nd – 24th. The diverse program highlighted some of the exciting research being carried...

Funding for neuropsychology research

Recently Dr. Niall Pender, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist at Beaumont Hospital, was awarded sizable research funding to further investigate very specific neuropsychological processes thought to decline as a result of Motor Neurone Disease. This research will...

Tirasemtiv Clinical Trial

The phase II Tirasemtiv clinical trial has recently been completed. The results are expected to be reported during the forthcoming American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conference in Philadelphia from April 26th to 3rd May 2014.  We would like to thank all our...

European Science TV and New Media Awards

European Science TV and New Media Awards

On the 22nd of November 2013, Professor Orla Hardiman delivered the keynote speech on Science, Medicine & the Media at the European and Science TV and New Media Awards which was held in Lisbon. She also successfully picked up the Best Presentation of/or by a Woman...

MND Research trial

We are recruiting for a Phase II clinical trial until October 2013. This is a multi-national study called BENEFIT-ALS. Tirasemtiv is a tablet being developed to improve skeletal muscle function in diseases associated with muscular weakness or fatigue. The clinical...

The 11th ENCALS Meeting

The 11th ENCALS Meeting

The 11th ENCALS (European Network for the Cure of ALS) Meeting was held in Sheffield, United Kingdom from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013. Investigators in ALS research presented their work, covering a range of topics including genetics, patient prognosis,...

Annual meeting of the Irish Neurological Association

Annual meeting of the Irish Neurological Association

The 49th Annual meeting of the Irish Neurological Association (INA) was recently hosted on May 9th and 10th during the European Month of the Brain by Trinity’s Academic Unit of Neurology in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.   The keynote address entitled...

Multidisciplinary Education Day

Please find below the presentations from the  MND Education Day: A Guide to Management of MND in Ireland Today recently held in Beaumont Hospital. Professor Hardiman Dr Marwa Elamin Ms Geraldine Foley Guide to Breath Stacking Patient Guide to Breath Stacking Dr....

Healthcare Professionals MND Study at Beaumont Hospital

The MND Study Day for healthcare professionals took place again in Beaumont Hospital on Friday 17th November. The event was organised as part of an effort to share the insights gathered through clinical experience in the MND Clinic and elsewhere, as well as the...

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