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Major breakthrough in the fight against motor neurone disease

Gareth Parker

Melbourne researchers are working on a promising new class of treatments which may be able to give people with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) another 10 years of life.

Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have been working on the treatments which they think will dramatically slow the progression of the disease.

The team discovered how inflammation in MND is triggered, and found by blocking an immune sensor they could prevent much of that inflammation in cells.

Associate Professor Seth Masters, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, told Gareth Parker that “the treatments won’t cure the disease or stop it from starting but they will slow the disease.”

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