BRENDAN TONER, a long- time supporter of the Boyne Research Institute, kindly donated € 750 to continue the Institute's work into neural tube defects.
Instead of presents at his birthday party, Mr Toner requested that his family and friends make a donation for spina bifida research. Dr Byrne, director of the Boyne Research Institute, expressed her sincere thanks to Mr Toner, his family and friends for their generosity and continued support.
Dr Byrne said "Our spina bifida work now focuses on molecular markers obtained from blood samples donated in 2007. The Boyne Research Institute is a member of a new international consortium, established by scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the USA. This very large consortium should enable a better understanding of the origins of these complex conditions".