News and media
Discover the latest news about motor neurone disease (MND) advocacy and research or visit our one-stop-shop for media, Media hub
Got a story to share? Tell us
about how MND has impacted your life.
Rachel Rizk | 25/06/2014
As we reflect on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Global Day 2014, MND Australia acknowledges the international MND community’s efforts to collectively raise awareness of MND. We also recognise the power of individuals whose stories highlight the plight of over 400,000 people living with MND worldwide.
Rachel Rizk | 20/06/2014
Carol Birks: "Hope can be viewed as one of the miracles of life, something intrinsic to what it means to be human. All Alliance members share the global hope for a future without ALS/MND. Together, we will continue to work to ensure that all people living with ALS/MND get the right care, in the right place and at the right time. And together, we will ultimately find a cure."
Rachel Rizk | 20/06/2014
During ALS/MND Global Day on 21 June, Olympic gold-medallist Brittany Elmslie will join other notable sportspeople from across the globe to raise awareness of MND and champion the rights of people living with this fatal neurological disease.
With the help of elite sportspeople the global MND community will flood the social media space with images and the message One #GlobalTeam, One Goal: A world free of ALS/MND.
Rachel Rizk | 22/05/2014
The June issue of the MND Research Institute of Australia's newsletter, Advance is now online. Read about the research projects receiving grants from MNDRIA in 2013 and 2014 in areas including genetics, proteomics, cell biology, metabolism, immunology,
clinical measurement, health care research and environment/epidemiology. For the latest MND research news take a look at the June issue of the MND Australia International Research Update
, which features articles on research into overexcited motor neurones and MND, as well as other research snippets from across the globe.
Rachel Rizk | 15/05/2014
MND Australia has prepared a summary of how the Budget 2014–15 may impact on MND research and care. Read more.
Rachel Rizk | 30/04/2014
Australians living with motor neurone disease (MND) face many challenges but accessing the right care, in the right place, at the right time should not be one of them. This year’s national MND Week (4–10 May) will shine a light on the impact of the quality, timing and place of care on the lives of the estimated 1900 Australians with MND.
Rachel Rizk | 22/04/2014
The Nina Buscombe Award provides funds to attend training, conferences or seminars where the content can be used to help improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with MND. The Award is presented and administered by MND Victoria. Applications close on 15 May 2014.
Rachel Rizk | 27/03/2014
The Canberra Walk to d’Feet MND will take place on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin from 10am on Sunday 6 April. The walkers will pay tribute to all Australians impacted by MND and raise funds for research, care and support to improve the lives of the 1900 Australians currently living with the fatal disease.