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Find out about what's been happening in the trial.

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MND-SMART opens in Glasgow

October 2020: A new trial centre for MND-SMART has opened to participants in Glasgow. This is the trial’s third UK centre.

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New trial centre for MND-SMART opens in Dundee

August 2020: The MND drugs trial has today opened to participants in Tayside - the trial’s second UK centre.

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MND-SMART Trial Recruitment Update

July 2020: We are pleased to announce that recruitment to the MND-SMART clinical trial has re-opened in Edinburgh.

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MND-SMART - the participant's perspective

July 2020: Alan Gray, one of the first people to take part in MND-SMART, tells us about his experience of participating in the trial.

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Paper published on the reliability of videoconferencing for MND appointments

June 2020: Researchers involved in MND-SMART have had a research paper published that shows MND appointments via videoconference are as effective as face-to-face appointments. 

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Trial management team during lockdown

Jun 2020: Trial Manager, Rachel Dakin, and Trial Management Administrator, Jill Williamson, give us a brief update on what they've been busy with during lockdown. 

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Trial recruitment paused due to COVID-19

Mar 2020: In response to the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have, in accordance with guidance from our research sponsors (University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian), taken the difficult decision to pause recruitment to MND-SMART.

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First MND-SMART trial centre opens

Mar 2020: MND-SMART, the pioneering new MND clinical trial from the Euan MacDonald Centre has opened its first clinical trial centre in Edinburgh.

Landmark MND trial launches.

Jan 2020: Innovative clinical trial seeks people with MND from across the UK to test potential new treatments.