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How does your money help?

How does your money help?

Your donations help us move closer to finding a cure for MS, MND and other neurodegenerative conditions.

By supporting our work you are helping researchers to understand the causes of degenerative conditions of the brain, how they progresses, and to develop treatments and improve quality of life for people affected.

For example:

£10 could provide a set of blood tests for a research participant

  • Blood tests are used in many ways such as to measure health and organ function to show how diseases affect the body, or to extract DNA to look for genetic links in families.

£50 could enable a research nurse to travel to a rural clinic, to meet people living with neurological conditions

  • This helps ensure that our research samples are truly representative of the whole of Scotland and that everyone living with neurological conditions get the opportunity to take part in research

£250 would pay for in-depth DNA analysis on two samples

  • Our genes play a key role in determining the onset and course of neurodegenerative conditions. Using DNA and genome analysis we can find out more and work towards therapies that are personalised to the individual.

£500 could provide an MRI scan for a research participant

  • MRI scans are often used in neurological research studies because they are safe and painless for the participant, and can show doctors and scientists an incredible amount of information about the brain.

£1000 could fund a year's supply of drugs for two people taking part in a clinical trial

  • By testing the effectiveness of new medicines in clinical trials, we hope to identify new treatments for neurodegenerative conditions.