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Abstract Submissions Now Open
Abstract Submissions Now Open

| 18/03/2016

Abstract submissions are now open for the 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Dublin, Republic of Ireland from 7-9 December 2016.

International Research Update March 2016
International Research Update March 2016

| 17/03/2016

Read the latest research news from around the globe in this month's International Research Update.

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MNDRIA announce PhD grants

| 10/03/2016

The MND Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce three new PhD grants for commencement in 2016. 

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Latest news on copper-ATSM

| 2/03/2016

The first clinical trial of copper-ATSM as a potential treatment option for MND will start in 2016.  Cu-ATSM therapy was developed in Australia, the first-in-man clinical study is being performed in Australia, and the sponsor is an Australian company (CMD).


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New Deloitte Access Economics report launched – "Economic analysis of MND in Australia"

| 24/02/2016

The first Deloitte Access Economics Report on the Economic analysis of motor neurone disease (MND) in Australia reveals that the total cost of MND in Australia was $2.37 billion in 2015, comprising $430.9 million in economic costs and $1.94 billion in burden of disease costs. The report, commissioned by MND Australia, will be launched at Parliament House, Canberra on 24 February 2016. 

Applications open for the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant (2016 - ...
Applications open for the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant (2016 - 2018)

| 29/01/2016

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant will provide up to $350,000 per year for an innovative three-year research project that aims to translate laboratory findings to an effective treatment for MND. This grant acknowledges the generosity of John and Betty Laidlaw who have contributed the funds for the project.

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Welcome to new board director, Professor Samar Aoun

| 11/01/2016

MND Australia's Board has a new director. Samar Aoun is Professor of Palliative Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Health sciences, Curtin University, and Adjunct Professor, Monash University and La Trobe University. Meet all of MND Australia's directors

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MNDcare newsletter

| 4/01/2016

The latest MNDcare newsletter for health and community care professionals is now available. Articles include Guidelines for Professionals on the withdrawal of assistive ventilation, Overview of the recent International ALS/MND meetings and Gluten-free diet in ALS/MND. 

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MND Australia newsletter – December 2015

| 3/01/2016

We wrap up the year with a bumper issue of MND Australia's newsletter.


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Advance newsletter December 2015 – reflecting on a record year

| 11/12/2015

​MND Research Institute of Australia’s most recent Advance newsletter reflects on a record year for MND research and outlines the exciting new research projects that have been awarded funding for next year. 


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