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Travel Grants awarded for 2019 International Symposium on ALS/MND

Morag Millington | 16/08/2019

MNDRIA is pleased to announce that 10 PhD students and early career researchers have been awarded Jenny and Graham Lang Travel Grants to attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth in December 2019.

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Promising results a phase 2 clinical trial

Morag Millington | 19/07/2019

The Lighthouse Project has just announced promising results from their phase 2 clinical trial, which will now progress onto a much larger phase 3 trial.

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MND Australia seeks six commitments from federal election candidates

Morag Millington | 2/05/2019

MND Australia is seeking six commitments from candidates from all sides of politics in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, to address the urgent need to improve the lives of people living with motor neurone disease.

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MND Australia response to last weeks Federal Budget

Carol Birks | 8/04/2019

MND Australia has responded to last weeks Federal Budget with a call for the Federal Government to substantially increase investment in aged care to address the disability needs of older Australians. 

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Riluzole oral suspension to be added to PBS

Morag Millington | 19/03/2019

Teglutik®, the liquid formulation of riluzole, will be added to the PBS from 1 April 2019.

MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grants announced
MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grants announced

Laura Birks | 28/02/2019

MNDRIA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-2021 PhD Scholarship Top-up Grants. These grants encourage early career researchers to focus their research on finding cures, treatments and better care for people with MND Read more

The Annual International ALS/MND Meetings
The Annual International ALS/MND Meetings

| 19/02/2019

Late last year MND Australia attended the Annual International ALS/MND Meetings hosted by MND Scotland in Glasgow.

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Update from the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations on CuATSM

| 8/02/2019

Reports on a phase 1 clinical trial into Copper-ATSM recently gained global media attention. Take a look at what the experts have to say. 

MND in the news
MND in the news

Carol Birks | 11/01/2019

Australian media has recently reported on a poster presented at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND held in Glasgow in December that reported outcomes of a phase 1 Clinical Trial conducted in Australia. 

2019 Research Grants announced
2019 Research Grants announced

| 14/11/2018

MND Australia’s research arm – the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) - has awarded almost $4 million for new research projects commencing in 2019. Find out more about the projects that received funding. 

 

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