Motor neuron disease (MND) is a name for a group of diseases where the connection between nerve and muscle fails. Every year in Australia around 800 people are diagnosed with MND. Each day, two people lose their lives – as their families stand by, powerless to help.
A subtype of MND is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s disease in the USA (named after the famous baseball player).
Our research is part of a large research program at the MND Research Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Our vision is to perform world-class research that helps with the development of new, effective therapies for MND and related neurodegenerative diseases.
Some of the key achievements of this multidisciplinary Centre are illustrated below: