Research news

Stay up-to-date with the latest Australian and international research news.

2017 research grants announced

MNDRIA is pleased to announce $3.75 million funding for MND research to start in 2017 > more.


MNDRIA's Advance newsletter is a biannual publication that details the progress of research funded by the MNDRIA. The June newsletter highlights major findings from MNDRIA-funded research conducted in the previous year. The December newsletter outlines the individual projects that have been awarded MNDRIA grants to commence in the following year.  

Click here to read the December 2016 edition of Advance. 

2017 Research Highlights

MNDRIA contributes to research that has enabled first Australian baby to access emerging treatment for spinal muscular atrophy
23 March 2017

MNDRIA announces Susie Harris Travel Fellowship 2017 and MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top Up Grant
7 March 2017
Novel drug PMX205 reduces MND symptoms and extends the life of mice in a new study supported by MNDRIA
6 March 2017
MNDRIA supports world-first discovery of urinary biomarker to track motor neurone disease
27 February 2017

Recipient of NHMRC/MNDRIA Postgraduate Scholarship announced
7 February 2017


The MND Australia International Research Update is an annual publication which outlines significant developments in international MND research. Written by active MND researchers, the International Research Update summarises scientific research for a general audience.

Click here to read the March 2017 edition of the International Research Update. 



Link to MND Association research blog

MND Research Blog – The MND Research Blog is maintained by the MND Association, and aims to provide up-to-date information on MND research, as well as the activities of the MND Association's research development team.

ALS Association – The ALS Association (USA) provides research updates and news relating to MND and ALS. These publications include:
  • Research ALS Today is the ALS Association's biannual research periodical, and covers current research projects and clinical trials.
  • Research News Archive lists the research news updates relating to the ALS Association and major international research developments. 
  • Journal News are monthly summaries of research papers taken from scientific journals which relate to MND and ALS. 
ALS Today – ALS Today is the interactive news magazine of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, and covers significant research developments from both their own and other research labs.



MNDRIA has a Twitter account dedicated to frequent updates on developments in MND research.

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