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Find ‘offers motor neurone hope’

Find ‘offers motor neurone hope’: “A team at Bath University discovered a causal link between the gene involved in the formation of blood vessels and the development of some forms of MND.”

This is such wonderful news. My parents had a friend who suffered from MND and it came on quite suddenly and it was just so sad. His mind was perfectly active but the physical deterioration was devastating for us all. Stephen Hawking is living proof that you can live with it and be totally brilliant. For him , this kind of breakthrough could be so liberating. Look at what he has offered our world inspite of the condition. I think of all the young ones who have it. A discovery like this one could alter the course of their life. At the time my parents’ friend was having treatment for his condition , there was a young girl of 19 with it. So pretty. So young and so held up in life. It gave the friend the courage to battle on and I always remember his saying it shouldn’t happen to young people.

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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