A peek behind the paper – Melissa Bowerman on spinal muscular atrophy and the need for continued funding

Written by Melissa Bowerman (Keele University, UK)

Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Editorial published in Future Neurology entitled, ‘Funding for spinal muscular atrophy research must continue’, as we ask author Melissa Bowerman (Keele University, UK) about the main challenges surrounding spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) research and funding, including how these challenges might be overcome. What inspired you to write this piece? “But even in the early days, when the clinical trial results were being presented at meetings and conferences, it was clear that these SMN-dependent treatments were unfortunately not a ‘cure’.” The current state of the SMA research field was the inspiration for...

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