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

Research Technology PlatformsThrough 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…

About FutureNeuro

About FutureNeuroFutureNeuro is the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, hosted by RCSI.Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry, we are the national centre dedicated to brain research. We connect national and multinational industry with key academics and clinicians based in our leading hospitals to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and eHealth solutions. Our…