motor neurone disease

Andrew Ray aray at
Sat Jul 15 22:35:06 EST 1995

In article <3u9dsn$36u at>, alex at (alex alexander) 

>I am a medical general practitioner in Adelaide, Australia.
>My father in law has motor neurone disease, as did my own father.
>Any one know of the latest in research in this topic with regards
>to trialing this man on any possible research drugs, as his current
>position is hopeless and he only has 2 or 3 months to live.
>Would appreciate responses either to me or to the newsgroup.
>Will post responses also to a specific motor-neurone group which has
>very little traffic.
>Dr.Alex Alexander MBBS PhD(Comp Sci)
Dr. Alexander,
I don't know what you mean by motor neurone disease (peripheral, central, MD,
MS, etc.?), but as a Ph. D. student in neuroscience at Emory, I can tell you
that the Neurology dept. is extensively involved in motor control, and the 
Anatomy/Physiology depts. of the University are doing some research into 
peripheral motor/spinal motor systems.  If they aren't specifically doing what
you are asking for, maybe they can point you in the right direction.  Good 
Luck, I hope you find what you need.

Andrew Ray
Emory Neuroscience Program
aray at emory.ed

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