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Development in latest speech technology
Development in latest speech technology

Alana Maytum | 16/04/2018

Project Revoice is an exciting new Australian initiative involving the development of ground-breaking speech technology that has enabled Pat Quinn – one of the founder's of the ice bucket challenge – to speak in a voice that sounds like his own.

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Team Update

Carol Birks | 4/04/2018

I am pleased to announce that our new re-structured team is almost complete! We welcome Stella Collier who joined the team today as our part time accounts and administration officer. An opportunity still exists for a dynamic and passionate donor  manager to join the MND Australia team.

Australian Story ABC TV
Australian Story ABC TV

Carol Birks | 29/03/2018

The Enemy Within an Australian Story featuring MND researcher Associate Professor Justin Yerbury was screened on ABC TV last Monday night. 

23rd Annual Nina Buscombe Award 2018 now open
23rd Annual Nina Buscombe Award 2018 now open

Carol Birks | 14/03/2018

​“Nina’s” celebrate the contribution and commitment demonstrated by Nina Buscombe to improve services, management and research for people with motor neurone disease through travel, training and conference attendance.  The Award is presented and administered by MND Victoria and is intended to fund attendance at training, conferences or seminars within Australia or overseas.
The training, conference or seminar must have content that will help to improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with motor neurone disease. 

Come join our team!
Come join our team!

Carol Birks | 13/03/2018

We have recently re-structured our small team and introduced two new part time positions. Newly created opportunities exist for an experienced, dynamic and passionate donor and events manager and an experienced accounts and administration officer to join the MND Australia team.

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MNDRIA announces PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant and Travel Grant recipients

Stephanie Williams | 7/03/2018

The MND Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2020 MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grants, the Susie Harris Travel Fellowship 2018, and the Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant 2018.

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MND Australia Pre-Budget Submission 2018

Carol Birks | 1/02/2018

MND Australia has made a pre-budget submission to the Australian Government in advance of the 2018 to 2019 Federal Budget 

Overview of International ALS/MND Meetings
Overview of International ALS/MND Meetings

Carol Birks | 16/01/2018

Take a look at our overview of the annual ALS/MND meetings held in Boston from the 4 to 9 December and hosted by Alliance members ALS TDI and ALS Hope. Includes links to meeting presentations, blogs and more... 

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December issue of "MND Australia International Research Update"

Rachel Rizk | 27/12/2017

Here's holiday reading that provides hope for a world without MND. Settle back and take a look at the December issue of the MND Australia International Research Update to find out the latest advances in MND research worldwide.

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TEALS (Tecfidera in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Study set to begin in February 2018

Stephanie Williams | 21/12/2017

A Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of a drug called Tecfidera in people with MND will begin in Australia in February 2018.


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