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$2.57 million to fund Australian researchers in their quest to solve the MND mystery

Rachel Rizk | 28/10/2014

The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) has awarded $2.57 million to new MND research projects commencing in 2015.

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Professor Matthew Kiernan elected as new Chairman of the MND Australia Research Committee

Rachel Rizk | 28/10/2014

At the MND Australia Grants Allocation Meeting held on 26 October, the Research Committee elected Prof Matthew Kiernan as the new Chairman of the Research Committee. Prof Kiernan takes over from Prof Dominic Rowe who was Chairman from 2004–2014.

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Missed the 7th National MND Conference? Videos of presentations online.

Rachel Rizk | 29/09/2014

The 7th National MND Conference for health, community and residential care health professionals was held on the Gold Coast earlier this month. Recordings of all of the presentations are now available free online. 

New rapid test for ALS
New rapid test for ALS

Rachel Rizk | 18/09/2014

Westmead Hospital’s Director of Neurophysiology, Associate Professor Steve Vucic, has co-invented a quick and effective amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) test that will reduce the time to diagnosis by up to eight months.

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A message from our President

Rachel Rizk | 3/09/2014

A thank you message and Ice Bucket Challenge update from the President of MND Australia, David Ali 

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How will the Ice Bucket Challenge funds be used and other FAQs

Rachel Rizk | 2/09/2014

Since the inaugural Ice Bucket Challenge in Australia three weeks ago, over 38,000 new supporters have donated more than $1.5 million to MND Australia and state MND associations. To find out how the Ice Bucket Challenge funds will be used as well as the answers to other FAQs, click here

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Ice Bucket Challenge boosts funding for Australian MND research

Rachel Rizk | 27/08/2014

The motor neurone disease (MND) community is seeing immediate benefits of the MND Ice Bucket Challenge with today’s announcement by MND Australia that an additional grant will be available for MND research commencing in 2015. Since the first MND Ice Bucket Challenge in Australia two weeks ago, MND Australia has received $700,000 in donations from 14,000 supporters


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MND Australia donations reach $500,000!

Rachel Rizk | 26/08/2014

Since the inaugural Ice Bucket Challenge in Australia two weeks ago, MND Australia has welcomed a fifteen-fold increase in donations compared to the same period last year. We are astounded and heartened by the 10,000 new supporters who have donated a total of $500,000 in the last fortnight. 

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#IceBucketChallenge world record attempt – Melbourne, 22 August

Rachel Rizk | 17/08/2014

If you haven't been challenged yet, or even if you have, head over to Etihad Stadium at 5pm on Friday 22 August for the Laugh to Cure MND world record attempt for the largest number of people simultaneously performing the Ice Bucket Challenge. More information

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#IceBucketChallenge an unprecedented success in raising awareness of ALS/MND

Rachel Rizk | 16/08/2014

MND Australia's Carol Birks and Janet Nash as well as state MND association staff have joined some of the world's most famous people including Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Mickey Rourke by completing the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS/MND.

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