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Gene therapy restores paw function in rats with spinal cord injury

14 Jun 2018

MRC-funded researchers at King’s College have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled front paw movements after being treated with a gene therapy. The therapy regenerated damaged tissue and could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic.

UK Biobank data reveals new Alzheimer’s risk gene

18 May 2018

An international research team funded by the MRC, and led by scientists at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Queensland, has identified three new genes linked to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

New treatment may improve speech after stroke

19 Apr 2018

A new treatment has been shown to significantly improve the speech and word production of stroke patients with aphasia. It uses special software which encourages patients to produce words increasingly quickly.