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Neuroscientist, Prof Perry Bartlett named Queensland Senior Australian of the Year 2017

| 24/11/2016

Professor Bartlett has had a long and distinguished career in neuroscience research and many years serving as a member of the MND Research Institute of Australia Research Committee

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The Lighthouse Project clincal trial is now recruiting

| 22/11/2016

The Lighthouse Project is a clinical trial to test whether MND is caused or triggered by human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs). The trial is now recruiting participants in NSW and Victoria.

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MND Australia annual review 2015–16 now online

| 31/10/2016

 It's been another busy year for the MND Australia team with main accomplishments including "The Fading Symphony", launch of the Deloitte Access Economics report "Economic analysis of MND in Australia", development of the MND 'red flags' diagnostic tool for GPs and MND Research Institute of Australia funding of a record 42 new research grants in 2016.

2017 Research Grants announced
2017 Research Grants announced

| 28/10/2016

​The MNDRIA Research Committee has awarded 32 new grants to commence in 2017.

Two new grants have been awarded this year.

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MND Research Institute of Australia allocates $3.75M to new research

| 25/10/2016

Thanks to the wonderful support from donors, bequestors and the State MND Associations, at last week's Grants Allocation Meeting the MND Research Institute of Australia allocated $3.75 million for research commencing in 2017.

Clinical Trial FAQs
Clinical Trial FAQs

| 14/10/2016

When it comes to understanding clinical trials, accessible information can be hard to come by. 

The media are currently focusing on two important motor neurone disease (MND) clinical trials, the Lighthouse Project and Copper-ATSM. 

The team at MND Australia has developed a series of easy-to-understand explanations of the trials and what the expected outcomes might mean for future MND treatments.  

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September issue of MND Australia newsletter

| 27/09/2016

Take a read to find out the latest about national advocacy, information, awareness and research activities that impact the MND community.

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Cognitive and behaviour change in MND

| 22/09/2016

September is Dementia Awareness Month. Did you know that up to 15% of people living with motor neurone disease will develop frontotemporal dementia or FTD? 


National MND Conference Presentations Now Available
National MND Conference Presentations Now Available

| 14/09/2016

The 8th National MND Conference held in Melbourne on 12 September 2016 featured a full day of excellent and informative presentations representing the diverse MND healthcare community. To review each of the Care, Communication and Collaboration presentations visit the MNDcare website.

Big thanks to the National Conference hosts, MND Victoria, presenters, guests, speakers and volunteers for making this a successful and inspirational meeting of MND minds. 

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Applications for the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize are open

| 19/08/2016

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research. 


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