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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.
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.
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."
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.
Rachel Rizk | 24/11/2014
Dr Justin Yerbury from the University of Wollongong has written this overview
of the recent MND Australia Research Meeting:
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.
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.
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.
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.