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Applications for MNDRIA/NHMRC PhD Scholarships and PhD Top-up Grants are open

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.
 

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MNDRIA opens applications for 2017 Grants-in-aid and Postdoctoral Fellowships

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.

MND Australia wins Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Award
MND Australia wins Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Award

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.
 

$1 million Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant announced
$1 million Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant announced

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.

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MND Australia 2016 Budget analysis

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. 

ACT Brumbies Star New MND Ambassador
ACT Brumbies Star New MND Ambassador

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.

Recognising MND 'red flags'
Recognising MND 'red flags'

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.

How to Treat Motor Neurone Disease
How to Treat Motor Neurone Disease

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. 

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We're recruiting – Executive Assistant

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.

Australian researchers find a new genetic link to motor neurone dis...
Australian researchers find a new genetic link to motor neurone disease and frontotemporal dementia

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).