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

| 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

| 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

| 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'

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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).

8th National MND Conference – call for abstracts
8th National MND Conference – call for abstracts

| 5/04/2016

Do you work in a field relevant to health, disability, palliative care, aged care or community care professionals who support people with MND? We're looking for presenters for the National MND Conference to be held in Melbourne on 12 September 2016.  Submit your abstract by 30 May.

MND Australia newsletter – March 2016
MND Australia newsletter – March 2016

| 29/03/2016

Find out about the economic and personal costs of MND and the influencing actions we are taking to champion the rights and needs of people impacted by MND – latest newsletter.  #MNDcosts #MNDaction

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MNDRIA announces 2016 Travel Grants

| 22/03/2016

The MND Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of two 2016 Travel Grants.

 

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