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Canberra Walk to d'Feet MND – 6 April 2014
Canberra Walk to d'Feet MND – 6 April 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.

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MND Australia International Research Update – March 2014

Rachel Rizk | 7/03/2014

The latest issue of the MND Australia International Research Update features articles about stress granules in cells, vulnerable motor neurones, misfolded proteins as well as progress in biomarker and stem cell research. 

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Researchers identify culprit protein involved in spread of MND

Rachel Rizk | 22/02/2014

An international team of researchers including scientists from the University of Wollongong, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the University of Melbourne have identified the culprit protein involved in the spread of MND (misfolded SOD1) and it's likely to be involved in all forms of MND.

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MND Australia Leadership Grant article in GrassROOTS

Rachel Rizk | 18/02/2014

The Autumn issue of Research Australia's emagazine, GrassROOTS features an article about the MND Research Institute of Australia and the MND Australia Leadership Grant. You'll find the article on page 17, along with a snapshot of gowned and goggled MND Australia staff, researchers and supporters from CommBank Enterprise Services.

MNDcare newsletter out now
MNDcare newsletter out now

Rachel Rizk | 17/02/2014

The February 2014 MNDcare newsletter for health and community care professionals is a bumper issue: NHMRC guidelines on stem cell treatment, MND Australia research newsletters, Cochrane reviews and ALS Untangled update

 

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Les Brookes Travel Fellowship report

Rachel Rizk | 17/02/2014

Les Brookes Travel Fellowship recipient, Nicole Sheers (Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist, Victorian Respiratory Support Service, Austin Health) prepared this report on the 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND, the Allied Professionals Forum and her visit to The Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Laugh to Cure MND raises over $100k for research
Laugh to Cure MND raises over $100k for research

Rachel Rizk | 30/01/2014

Congratulations to Pat and Angie Cunningham – in just two weeks they have exceeded their target of raising $100,000 for MND research through their Laugh to Cure MND campaign!

Brittany Elmslie awarded OAM
Brittany Elmslie awarded OAM

Rachel Rizk | 26/01/2014

Congratulations to MND Australia's Young Ambassador, Brittany Elmslie on being awarded an OAM for services to sport.

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Brad Drewett honoured

Rachel Rizk | 15/01/2014

Former tennis player and ATP World Tour's executive chairman and president, Brad Drewett has been honoured at the Australian Open. Brad died from MND last year at the age of 54. Photos 

 

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December issue of MND Australia newsletter

Rachel Rizk | 26/12/2013

Got a few minutes over the holiday season? Take a read of our latest newsletter.

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