Soak A Scientist for MND Awareness

  Following the motto “EveryAugustUntilACure”, SITraN PhD students Jodie Stephenson and Alejandro Lorente Pons organised a revival of last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). For a small donation towards MND research, visitors to Endcliffe Park in Sheffield had a chance to drench the scientists…

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Disappointing results for diaphragm pacing in motor neuron disease (MND)

The first randomised controlled multi-centre clinical trial led by researchers from the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) to assess the risks and benefits of diaphragm pacing, a promising intervention to alleviate breathing difficulties for people with motor neuron disease (MND), has revealed the intervention is not generally beneficial to patients. The diaphragm pacing device was…

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