Florey Events

Posted on 03/04/2017

Public Lecture: Motor neurone disease - the chase for a cure.

Neurodegenerative diseases have a devastating impact on quality of life and impose a tremendous burden on the health care system. Among neurodegenerative conditions, motor neurodegenerative diseases are the among the most rapidly fatal, with increasing disability and death within 2-3 years from symptom onset.

Dr Bradley Turner's laboratory is primarily focused on understanding the molecular basis of motor neuron disease (MND), also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). They are also interested in other motor neurodegenerative disorders, including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and spinal bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), more commonly known as Kennedy's disease.

In this lecture Dr Turner will present the latest information on the chase for a cure to this devastating disease, from immune-inspired treatments to gene therapies.

The lecture will begin promptly at 11am and finish at approximately 12.15pm including question time.

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