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Carol Birks speaks with 2GB's Steve Price

Rachel Rizk | 18/12/2014

MND Australia's National Executive Director, Carol Birks recently spoke with 2GB's Steve Price about MND, and MND research and care. Listen to the interview.

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Professor Matthew Kiernan awarded Forbes Norris Award

Rachel Rizk | 8/12/2014

Professor Matthew Kiernan, Chairman of the MND Australia Research Committee, has been awarded the prestigious Forbes Norris Award in recognition of his major contributions as an ALS/MND clinician, educator and scientist.

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New Palliative Care and Neurological Conditions Position Statement

Rachel Rizk | 2/12/2014

Last week, Palliative Care Australia and the Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) released a new position statement on Palliative Care and Neurological Conditions.

The main focus of adopting a palliative approach to neurological conditions is described as: " maintain dignity and increase hope through the disease process by adequately managing physical, psychological and existential suffering while assisting with decision making processes."


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Applications open – MND Australia Ice Bucket Challenge Grant

Rachel Rizk | 1/12/2014

The MND Australia Ice Bucket Challenge Grant acknowledges the people of Australia who responded so generously to the MND/ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014. This grant will provide up to $350,000 per year for a novel three-year research project that aims to understand the causes of sporadic MND in humans and seeks to find a treatment for the disease.

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MND Australia Research Meeting overview

Rachel Rizk | 24/11/2014

Dr Justin Yerbury from the University of Wollongong has written this overview of the recent MND Australia Research Meeting:

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Ice Bucket Challenge pours over $3 million into MND care, support and research

Rachel Rizk | 9/11/2014

Enhanced care and support services, funding for the national MND registry and new MND research grants are some of the initiatives to be funded by the recent MND Ice Bucket Challenge.

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MNDRIA grant recipients 2015

Rachel Rizk | 4/11/2014

The MND Australia Research Committee has awarded $2,573,184 in new MND research grants commencing in 2015.This vital source of funding is only possible thanks to the generous support of state MND associations, donors and bequestors. 

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Australia joins Project MinE, the world's largest genetic study of sporadic MND

Rachel Rizk | 4/11/2014

MND Australia has announced its financial commitment of $100,000 to kick start Australia’s role in Project MinE, the largest international collaborative genetic study of MND ever conducted. The funding will be used to bring this bold international research collaboration to Australia under the direction of researchers at Macquarie University Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Sydney and The University of Sydney.

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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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