Aussie researchers discover cause of motor neurone disease: “‘But here we have been able to show that it seems to be a poison in the body itself – something is going wrong and leads to the death of the neurones.'”
This kind of breakthrough gives us hope . it will take quite some time before they come up with a treatment, but knowing those with MND have an abnormal protein is a start. They will be able to study the abnormal protein. They will find out how it occurs. they will know what it does and what starts the development of such an abnormal protein. It means there is something concrete to work on and it means all the people who have MND can start to believe that one day there will be something which stops this disease. It is a scourge. It is cruel and I had a long time family friend who died of this and it was devastating for us all…but more for him. The only thing which gave him strength was each time he went to the clinic to get what treatment was offered there was a 19 year old girl who had it. he was in his 70s. He thought 19 was far too young to have such a destructive illness and it helped him to bear it better. Stephen Hawkings is, of course, a living legend and inspiration in spite of this disease. Just imagine what he could accomplish for us as a human race if he were free of it?!