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About us

The mission of the Euan MacDonald Centre is, through research, to improve the outcomes for people living with motor neuron disease (MND) and related conditions.

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About MND

Motor neuron disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

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MND-SMART Clinical Trial

A pioneering clinical trial that is allowing hundreds of people across the UK to take part in tests of potential treatments for MND.

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Euan's story

Euan MacDonald MBE was just 29 years old when he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease.

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Find out about what's been happening at the Centre. 

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The Hampton Awards

The Hampton Awards are made annually to Euan MacDonald Centre members who have gone 'above and beyond'.

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How to get in touch with the Euan MacDonald Centre.