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MND Australia International Research Update – new look, same great science

Rachel Rizk | 14/09/2017

The September issue of the Update is now online featuring the latest MND research from across the globe. This issue features articles on TDP-43 clumping, interplay of FUS and SMN in gene splicing, repairing the blood-spinal cord barrier and a tool to address calcium imbalance in MND. 

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13th MND Australia Research Conference

Rachel Rizk | 21/08/2017

MND researchers as well as the broader MND community are invited to attend the 13th MND Australia Research Conference: Investing in Innovation, Partnering for Progress to be opened by Federal Assistant Minister for Health, the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP. The Conference will be held on Friday 10 November at the University of Sydney.

Join us to celebrate 30 years of accomplishment in Australian MND research, hear about the latest MNDRIA-funded research and contribute to a forum on a research roadmap for the future. Register now

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MND Australia receives grant to develop new MND app

Rachel Rizk | 21/08/2017

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT organisation, today announced it will provide free IT and technology expertise to MND Australia and another 11 not-for-profit organisations in Australia.
TCS will assist MND Australia to develop technology solutions that enable easy access to information, for people living with MND who may find access to traditional information and networks difficult. Read media release

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MND Connect 2017: Register now

Rachel Rizk | 20/08/2017

The community is invited to this interactive forum connecting people impacted by MND with Australia's leading MND researchers.The 3rd MND Connect will be held at the University of Sydney on Saturday 11 November. Register now

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Global Day Newsletter out now

| 29/06/2017

Global Day 2017 was a great success with people raising their glasses and raising awareness about ALS/MND. Read about the events that shaped the 21st June this year and the latest news from around Australia. 

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Edaravone FAQs

| 23/06/2017

Updated edaravone frequently asked questions (FAQs) are now available for download.


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Your chance to have a say on NDIS costs

| 22/06/2017

A position paper outlining the Australian Productivity Commission's early thinking on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs was released on 14 June 2017.  You are invited to examine the paper and write a submission or comment. 

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We're recruiting - Communications & Information Manager

| 22/06/2017

MND Australia has a Communications and Information Manager position available for an experienced, highly motivated individual with a communications or marketing degree and strong oral and written communication skills.

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Applications open – 2018 MND research grants

Janet Nash | 19/06/2017

​Applications are now open for the MND Research Institute of Australia 2017 funding round for research grants commencing in 2018. Apply now.

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MND Australia International Research Update – June 2017

Rachel Rizk | 14/06/2017

The latest issue of the International Research Update features snippets on recent research into the involvement of motor neurones with other types of cells and environmental factors in MND. Also read about researchers who have developed new imaging and biochemical tests for diagnosis and disease stage assessment, and a new tool to help in working out a way to stop the spread of MND through the body.


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