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Rachel Rizk | 22/11/2016
The Lighthouse Project is a clinical trial to test whether MND is caused or triggered by human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs). The trial is now recruiting participants in NSW and Victoria.
Rachel Rizk | 31/10/2016
It's been another busy year for the MND Australia team with main accomplishments including "The Fading Symphony", launch of the Deloitte Access Economics report "Economic analysis of MND in Australia", development of the MND 'red flags' diagnostic tool for GPs and MND Research Institute of Australia funding of a record 42 new research grants in 2016.
Alison Mudie | 28/10/2016
The MNDRIA Research Committee has awarded 32 new grants to commence in 2017.
Two new grants have been awarded this year.
Alison Mudie | 14/10/2016
When it comes to understanding clinical trials, accessible information can be hard to come by.
The media are currently focusing on two important motor neurone disease (MND) clinical trials, the Lighthouse Project and Copper-ATSM.
The team at MND Australia has developed a series of easy-to-understand explanations of the trials and what the expected outcomes might mean for future MND treatments.
Rachel Rizk | 27/09/2016
Take a read to find out the latest about national advocacy, information, awareness and research activities that impact the MND community.
Alison Mudie | 22/09/2016
September is Dementia Awareness Month. Did you know that up to 15% of people living with motor neurone disease will develop frontotemporal dementia or FTD?
Alison Mudie | 14/09/2016
The 8th National MND Conference held in Melbourne on 12 September 2016 featured a full day of excellent and informative presentations representing the diverse MND healthcare community. To review each of the Care, Communication and Collaboration presentations visit the MNDcare website.
Big thanks to the National Conference hosts, MND Victoria, presenters, guests, speakers and volunteers for making this a successful and inspirational meeting of MND minds.
Stephanie Williams | 19/08/2016
The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research.