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MND Research Institute of Australia allocates $3.75M to new research

| 25/10/2016

Thanks to the wonderful support from donors, bequestors and the State MND Associations, at last week's Grants Allocation Meeting the MND Research Institute of Australia allocated $3.75 million for research commencing in 2017.

Clinical Trial FAQs
Clinical Trial FAQs

| 14/10/2016

When it comes to understanding clinical trials, accessible information can be hard to come by. 

The media are currently focusing on two important motor neurone disease (MND) clinical trials, the Lighthouse Project and Copper-ATSM. 

The team at MND Australia has developed a series of easy-to-understand explanations of the trials and what the expected outcomes might mean for future MND treatments.  

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September issue of MND Australia newsletter

| 27/09/2016

Take a read to find out the latest about national advocacy, information, awareness and research activities that impact the MND community.

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Cognitive and behaviour change in MND

| 22/09/2016

September is Dementia Awareness Month. Did you know that up to 15% of people living with motor neurone disease will develop frontotemporal dementia or FTD? 


National MND Conference Presentations Now Available
National MND Conference Presentations Now Available

| 14/09/2016

The 8th National MND Conference held in Melbourne on 12 September 2016 featured a full day of excellent and informative presentations representing the diverse MND healthcare community. To review each of the Care, Communication and Collaboration presentations visit the MNDcare website.

Big thanks to the National Conference hosts, MND Victoria, presenters, guests, speakers and volunteers for making this a successful and inspirational meeting of MND minds. 

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Applications for the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize are open

| 19/08/2016

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research. 

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New gene discoveries shed light on motor neurone disease

| 26/07/2016

Two papers published today in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics provide new insights on the genes predisposing to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neurone disease (MND). 

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Register for the 8th National MND Conference

| 14/07/2016

MND Australia and the MND Association of Victoria are pleased to announce the 8th National MND Conference to be held in Melbourne on 12 September 2016. 

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MND NSW and MND Victoria support new motor neurone disease research

| 7/07/2016

MND NSW and MND Victoria have provided funding to support new motor neurone disease (MND) research projects in 2017, which will be awarded via the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA).

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Labor Party pledges $5 million for MND care and research

| 17/06/2016

Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King’s has announced a $5 million investment to support the crucial needs of Australians living with MND. 


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