Research Bursary for MND Drug Therapy
Monkstown Hospital Foundation are empowered by their trust to support clinical research and training facilities and services.
A bursary has been provided by the Foundation to Dr. Julie A. Kelly and Professor Orla Hardiman of the Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, for advancement of their exciting research in the development of drug therapy for motor neuron disease (MND, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)) and other neurodegenerative disorders.
In particular, funding is provided to broaden understanding of a novel thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) receptor in human brain. This was discovered by Dr. Kelly and represents a promising neurotherapeutic target in the human central nervous system for the development of much-needed drugs for neurodegenerative disorders, such as MND.