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Come join our team!
Come join our team!

Carol Birks | 13/03/2018

We have recently re-structured our small team and introduced two new part time positions. Newly created opportunities exist for an experienced, dynamic and passionate donor and events manager and an experienced accounts and administration officer to join the MND Australia team.

23rd Annual Nina Buscombe Award 2018 now open
23rd Annual Nina Buscombe Award 2018 now open

Carol Birks | 13/03/2018

​“Nina’s” celebrate the contribution and commitment demonstrated by Nina Buscombe to improve services, management and research for people with motor neurone disease through travel, training and conference attendance.  The Award is presented and administered by MND Victoria and is intended to fund attendance at training, conferences or seminars within Australia or overseas.
 
The training, conference or seminar must have content that will help to improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with motor neurone disease. 

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MNDRIA announces PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant and Travel Grant recipients

| 7/03/2018

The MND Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2020 MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grants, the Susie Harris Travel Fellowship 2018, and the Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant 2018.

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MND Australia Pre-Budget Submission 2018

Carol Birks | 1/02/2018

MND Australia has made a pre-budget submission to the Australian Government in advance of the 2018 to 2019 Federal Budget 

Overview of International ALS/MND Meetings
Overview of International ALS/MND Meetings

Carol Birks | 16/01/2018

Take a look at our overview of the annual ALS/MND meetings held in Boston from the 4 to 9 December and hosted by Alliance members ALS TDI and ALS Hope. Includes links to meeting presentations, blogs and more... 

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December issue of "MND Australia International Research Update"

| 27/12/2017

Here's holiday reading that provides hope for a world without MND. Settle back and take a look at the December issue of the MND Australia International Research Update to find out the latest advances in MND research worldwide.

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TEALS (Tecfidera in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Study set to begin in February 2018

| 21/12/2017

A Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of a drug called Tecfidera in people with MND will begin in Australia in February 2018.

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MND Australia highlights 2016 – 2017

| 20/12/2017

In 2016 – 17 MND Australia delivered on the milestones and targets in our Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018. The MND Australia Annual Review outlines major accomplishments in advocacy, raising awareness, information provision and supporting research.

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MNDRIA newsletter, "Advance" – December 2017

| 19/12/2017

The latest issue of Advance is online featuring highlights from recent MND research events, an overview of The Lighthouse Project clinical trial and an interview with Drs Shyuan Ngo and Frederik Steyn. 

Study confirms role for NEK1 gene in Chinese people with MND
Study confirms role for NEK1 gene in Chinese people with MND

| 20/11/2017

An international research team has advanced our understanding of the genetic factors contributing to the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND).

The research, partly supported by the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA), investigated the NEK1 gene in 610 Chinese people with MND compared to people without MND.
 
 

 

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