Doddie Weir joins ‘biggest ever’ MND drug trial

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Rugby legend Doddie Weir is signing up with the biggest ever trial of drugs dealing with motor neurone illness (MND).

The previous Scotland global, whose charity the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has actually raised more than £ 5m for MND research study, is getting in touch with “every MND client in Scotland” to join him.

The MND-Smart program will trial brand-new drugs, existing drugs and a placebo.

It is being explained by scientists as the greatest advancement in a generation.

Motor neurone illness (MND) sees muscles run out after a loss of afferent neuron that manage motion, breathing and speech.

There is no efficient treatment or treatment, and half of the 1,500 individuals who are detected each year pass away within 24 months.

MND-Smart, which is being led by a group of scientists based in Edinburgh, might use some hope.