Researchers in Liverpool are hoping a study into motor neurone disease will dramatically improve the lives of those with the illness.
MND is a degenerative disease that attacks specialist nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord leading to weakness and wasting of muscles. A third of people with the illness will die within a year.
Prof Carolyn Young from The Walton Centre is leading the study which is the largest of it's kind in the world focusing on the quality of life of patients. It's hoped it could improve care in the future:
Find out more about the study and how to take part here.