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Stephanie Williams | 30/05/2016
The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that applications for 2017 MNDRIA/NHMRC PhD Scholarships and PhD Top-up Grants are open.
Stephanie Williams | 25/05/2016
The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce applications are open for grants-in-aid and postdoctoral fellowships to start in 2017.
Rachel Rizk | 24/05/2016
MND Australia has won best Social Media Campaign of the Year for The Fading Symphony at the Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards 2016.
In accepting this award we acknowledge all people impacted by MND who motivate us every day and whose bravery inspired the wonderful pro-bono team that created the campaign.
Stephanie Williams | 9/05/2016
The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant has been awarded to University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr Peter Crouch to lead a multicentre team working on a drug called copper-ATSM as a potential treatment for MND.
Rachel Rizk | 9/05/2016
There are no major new policies included in the 2016 Federal Budget that would significantly improve the lives of the more than 2,000 Australians living with MND and their carers. However, policies related to the NDIS, aged care, health and research sectors will impact the MND community to varying degrees.
Alison Mudie | 4/05/2016
Nigel Ah Wong is a true champion on, and off the field as he becomes a new Ambassador for people living with MND in Australia.
Alison Mudie | 2/05/2016
A new diagnostic tool highlighting motor neurone disease ‘red flags’ has been developed for GPs. The tool outlines MND signs and symptoms including bulbar and limb features, respiratory and cognitive features as well as supporting factors that point towards a diagnosis of MND.
Alison Mudie | 29/04/2016
As part of MND Week 2016, Australia's leading medical publication Australian Doctor today published a comprehensive feature article – How to Treat Motor Neurone Disease.
Rachel Rizk | 28/04/2016
MND Australia seeks an Executive Assistant who has passion and enthusiasm to support our national information, awareness, advocacy and research activities. Full job description.
Stephanie Williams | 19/04/2016
Research supported by the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia, and led by Dr Kelly Williams and Associate Professor Ian Blair at Macquarie University, has found a new genetic cause of motor neurone disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).