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Motor Neurone Disease

What is Motor Neurone Disease?Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe….

Epilepsy

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that affects people worldwide. People with the disease have recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement and are sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness and control of bowel or bladder function.Seizures can vary from small lapses of attention or muscle jerks to…

Diseases

One in four people in Ireland will be directly affected by a neurological disease during their lifetime. This includes serious neurological disorders, such as Epilepsy, that affect people of all ages, through to psychiatric diseases and both common and rare neurodegenerations, including Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Beyond the impact on patient’s lives, supporting these conditions…

Research Technology Platforms

Through our academic partners, we have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure. Our ability to combine and apply these technologies across our themes of Diagnosis, Therapeutics and eHealth makes us distinctive and excellent.Technology Platform I (Genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology)Next-generation sequencing platformsDNA, WGS, exomeRNA and epigenetics(e.g. chromatin architecture)Proteomics core (Mass spectrometry)Bioinformatics and systems biology coreCompute and…

About FutureNeuro

One in four people in Ireland will be directly affected by a neurological disorder during their lifetime. FutureNeuro will develop new technologies and solutions for the treatments, diagnosis and monitoring of chronic and rare neurological diseases.Established in 2017 and based in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), FutureNeuro is a world leading Science…