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Medical Research

A proportion of the Association's income is devoted to medical research. We aim to help the discovery of improved diagnostic techniques, and better treatment - ultimately to find a permanent cure for Myasthenia Gravis and similar disorders of the nerve-muscle junction. Currently the most important research group which we support is at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in the University of Oxford.

Euromyasthenia Conference - Paris December 2009  
MGA Receives Research Grant From National Lottery
Autoantibodies in Elderly People Dr A Vincent
Autoantibodies in Elderly People (1999 update) Professor A Vincent and Professor Nick Willcox
Autoantibodies in Elderly People (2001 update) Professor Angela Vincent
Aceylcholine Receptors in the Fetus and a Rare Form of Myasthenia Professor A Vincent
Acetylcholine receptor (AChR) subunits - new surprises Professor John Newsom-Davies, Dr A Vincent & Dr N Willcox.
Thymoma and Myasthenia Gravis Professor Nick Willcox
The Mysteries of Thymoma and Myasthenia Gravis Dr Nick Willcox
Antibody Cloning Dr Nick Willcox
Hereditary Myasthenia Dr David Beeson
The Inherited (congenital) Myasthenias - The Slow and Fast Channel Syndromes Dr David Beeson
New Progress on the Inherited Myasthenias (2003) Dr David Beeson
Recent Progress in Congenital Myasthenias (2006) Prof Nick Willcox
Piecing the Genetic Jigsaw Together David Fishlock
A New Target for Antibodies in Myasthenia (Musk) Professor A Vincent
Musk Antibody Test Oxford University 'Blueprint' Magazine
A New Test for MuSK Antibodies is Available Professor A Vincent
1997 Santa Monica Conference Professor J Newsom-Davies
1997 Report on Oxford Research Professor J Newsom-Davies
1999 Report on Oxford Research Professor A Vincent and Professor Nick Willcox
Research at The Greater Manchester Myasthenia Clinic Dr Jon Sussman
Summary of the 1998 MGFA Scientific Session
The Oxford Team
Landmarks in the History of Myasthenia Gravis Professor Nick Willcox
The debt Myasthenics owe to herbalists and poisoners Dr Maria Elena Farrugia, Dr Ian Spreadbury and Professor Nick Willcox
Venomous Snakes, Spiders and Snails Dr Maria Elena Farrugia
Dr Mary Walker - A Pioneer in the Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis Dr J D Johnston and Mr Brian Houston
Effectiveness of Thymectomy in MG Professor Nick Willcox
Survey - Effects of Thymectomy Professor Nick Willcox


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