New MND test developed by experts at University of Aberdeen

28 Mar 2024

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) welcomes the news that a new test has been developed that could detect signs of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) earlier. Any new research and breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of MND is encouraging. This test, developed by experts from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is a welcome step as it means treatment could begin sooner but it could also open up access to clinical trials for more people with MND with an earlier diagnosis. From our experience working with people with MND and their families in Ireland, we know first hand how distressing a diagnosis is, and the length of time it can take to be diagnosed adds to the worry. Any new test that might help speed that up in future is a positive development

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Pictured: Dr Jenna Gregory, University of Aberdeen (source: