Weir who was diagnosed almost three years ago was speaking after last week's emotional stage appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where he hit out at the 'cut-throat' treatment of MND
patients by the health service and spoke of his determination to live for as long as possible to see his children grow up.
Iain McWhirter, head of fundraising at MND
Scotland, paid tribute to organisers for helping to fund research.
The technology can also be applied to smart household systems, enabling those living with MND
to control home appliances, such as the air conditioner and television, CNA reported.
Their findings, published in the recent issue of the journal Human Brain Mapping reveals how MND
affects the neural communication in different brain networks.
But researchers looked into the backgrounds of Scots diagnosed with MND
between 2015 and 2017 and found there was no link with social deprivation.
Association supports people by offering a helpline, financial support, care centres, community services, an online forum and equipment loan.
Scotland strives to reduce the impact of MND
on the lives of those affected, by offering services such as benefits advice, equipment loans, counselling, advocacy and a grants programme.
Close family friend and chair of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, George McIvor, decided to host the fine-dining experience at the Stirling venue, with a top Scottish culinary line-up, to help in the fight against MND
To be awarded the OBE for services to rugby, research into MND
and the Borders community is particularly special as all three are close to my heart.
" Despite MND
having an average life expectancy of just 20 months, Joanalmost 30 years.
"One gentleman I support has been living with MND
for the past five years.
"We have already made some individual awards to families but we also recognise that MND
Scotland has the experience and resources to help those who need it most.