New drugs will change lives of people with motor neuron disease

Prof Orla Hardiman says Ireland can be at the forefront of the breakthroughs

 Prof Orla Hardiman Neurologist and campaigner on Motor Neurone disease. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prof Orla Hardiman Neurologist and campaigner on Motor Neurone disease. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading expert in motor neuron disease (MND) has said she is optimistic that new drugs will change the lives of those diagnosed with the disease in the next few years – and that Ireland can be at the forefront of the breakthroughs.

Speaking following the death of Physicist Stephen Hawking on Wednesday, Prof Orla Hardiman – professor of neurology at Trinity College Dublin and consultant neurologist at Beaumont Hospital – said the clinic in Beaumont sees 80 per cent of all the people with motor neuron disease in Ireland.

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