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Research Motor Neurone (RMN) is a charitable organisation based in Trinity College Dublin founded in 2007. The purpose of the Foundation is to support research in Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) undertaken by Trinity’s MND research group. RMN also strives to increase awareness of this incurable disease at both a national and international level.

MND research in Ireland is led by Orla Hardiman, Professor of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin and a world authority on MND and related neurodegeneration. Professor Hardiman is also the Health Service Executive (HSE) National Clinical Lead for Neurology. Ongoing research is needed to discover the cause, treatment and methods of improving quality of life for MND sufferers and their families.

The generous support from our donors helps us make progress in finding ways to help those who suffer from this debilitating condition. It is through the fundraising endeavours of all our sponsors that essential funds are raised to support RMN and our ongoing vital research. Thank you all for your kindness and continued support.

Read our 2021 Newsletter for an overview of key events and research involving RMN over the last 12 months.

If you are interested in making a donation please click on the below link to donate directly and safely via credit card or to set up your own fundraising

Trinity Precision ALS 2022

The launch of precision ALS programme is an important step forward in research to find effective therapies for motor neurone disease. The research explore the biological reason why different patients with ALS have different trait. Bringing together bioscience and data science to develop a personalised precision medicine can provide the right treatments for the people at the right time.

Precision ALS

 

Precision ALS will bring together clinicians, data scientists and AI experts to find new ways to treat motor neurone disease.

A new €10m Irish project is looking to develop new and innovative treatments for patients with motor neurone disease by bringing together medical research, data science and artificial intelligence.

Launched on 1st March at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Precision ALS will build tools to enable clinical trials based on precision medicine, where treatments are personalised for individual patients.

The project will be led by two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres: the Adapt centre for AI-driven digital content technology and the FutureNeuro research centre for neurological diseases.

An International Collaboration To Find Effective Treatments For Motor Neurone Disease

 

TRICALS is the largest research initiative to find a cure for ALS to date. 40 top research centres in 14 countries have joined hands with patient organisations and fundraisers to reach one goal: find effective treatments for ALS. Learn more by clicking the button below!

Trinity’s Prof Orla Hardiman named SFI Researcher of the Year

Prof Orla Hardiman was named as  Researcher of the Year 2022 for her “outstanding contribution” to  understanding of motor neurone disease and treatments. Accepting the award, Hardiman said understanding the processes that drive neurodegeneration is the “final frontier” in neuroscience.

The prestigious awards held by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), honour the dedication and contributions researchers make to Irish society.

SFI director general Prof Philip Nolan said “these awards reflect the dedication and determination of our researchers as they work to discover new knowledge, to innovate, and to make the world a better place.

I would like to congratulate Prof Orla Hardiman as the 2022 SFI Researcher of the Year. She has made an outstanding contribution to our understanding of, and the treatment and care of people with motor neurone disease.”

Fundraising

If you want to know how to donate or be part of an event, click the button below. There you will also find our fundraising blog!

Beaumont MND Clinic

Our Specialists in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Nutrition, and we have access to Respiratory Medicine and …

Research

Information about the latest research, research resources and our research blog can be found if you click on the button below!

The Clinical Team

The Clinical Team consists of many people with different knowledge. A neurologist, social workers, therapists, and more who do their best for the patients.

Covid-19 and MND

To make sure that people with MND continue to receive excellent care, our clinical and research doctors at TCD, along with …

Telehealth in MND

TiM stands for Telehealth in Motor Neuron Disease. The TiM platform is a system hosted on the application, MyPathway, through which people living with MND…

 

Charity Number: CHY 17822
Registered Charity Number: 20067076

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