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Response to the federal Budget 2020-2021

Morag Millington | 13/10/2020

While MND Australia welcomes the much needed investments in aged care, health, disability & research handed down in the Budget, we believe that significant further funding is still required in these sectors. 

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A new inflammatory pathway in MND

Carol Birks | 8/10/2020

A recent publication by MNDRA-funded Melbourne researchers has identified an immune pathway that may play a key role in the neuroinflammation seen in MND and present a novel target for developing new treatments.

They found that by blocking an immune sensor called STING, they could dramatically prevent inflammation from MND patient cells, paving the way for a new class of drugs to be developed for people with neurodegenerative disorders, such as MND.

New edition of the International Research Update now available
New edition of the International Research Update now available

Laura Birks | 23/09/2020

The September edition of MND Australia's International Research Update is now available. 

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Results from stage 2 trial of AMX0035

Morag Millington | 3/09/2020

We welcome the publication today of results from the CENTAUR stage 2 clinical trial of AMX0035 (Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid and Sodium Phenylbutyrate) for the treatment of MND/ALS progression.

MND Research Australia grants open
MND Research Australia grants open

Morag Millington | 6/07/2020

Applications for MND Research Australia's 2021 grants are now open. 

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Neurological Alliance calls for permanent extension to telehealth

Morag Millington | 30/06/2020

The Neurological Alliance Australia is calling on the Australian Government to permently extend the amendments made to MBS telehealth items introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These supports are currently scheduled to cease after 30 September 2020.

Research newsletters
Research newsletters

Laura Birks | 24/06/2020

MND Research Australia has recently published new editions of Advance and the International Research Update

Letter to Greg Hunt from MND Australia
Letter to Greg Hunt from MND Australia

Laura Birks | 15/06/2020

Last week, MND Australia sent a letter to the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt. Here is a copy of the letter, which highlights some of the issues faced by MND researchers in Australian universities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the support that is urgently needed to continue MND research. 

MNDRIA is becoming MND Research Australia
MNDRIA is becoming MND Research Australia

Laura Birks | 11/06/2020

After 30+ years as the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) the time has come to move to a simpler name that better reflects our role as the national MND research organisation. We are therefore changing the organisation name to MND Research Australia (MNDRA).
 

 

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