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MNDRIA PhD top-up grant applications now open

Laura Birks | 9/12/2019

The MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant is awarded as an incentive to an outstanding PhD student. The grant will provide a $5,000 per annum stipend for a PhD candidate, for a maximum of three years and commencing in 2020.

Applications will be accepted from PhD students who have been awarded a full PhD scholarship for biomedical or public health research in motor neurone disease. The applicant must be an Australian citizen or Australian resident. The applicant has not received PhD top-up funding from other sources.

Click here to read more information about the top-up grants. 

Applications close on January 31, 2020. 

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30th International Symposium on ALS/MND begins in Perth next week

Morag Millington | 29/11/2019

The 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND and affiliated meetings begins in Perth next week. Over 1,000 world-leading researchers and health professionals, as well as people living with MND and the wider MND community, will meet to discuss the latest developments in MND research and care. All share a common goal to move us closer to finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure.

This is the first time this international event has been held in Australia since 2011 and is co-hosted by MND Australia and MND Western Australia.

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MND Australia awarded ILC grant

Morag Millington | 12/11/2019

MND Australia, along with our national-network of state MND associations, are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $1.3 million Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC): National Information Program grant, funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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Royal Commission into Aged Care interim report released: "A shocking tale of neglect"

Morag Millington | 4/11/2019

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report was released and tabled in the Australian Parliament on Thursday 31 October. The Commissioners’ investigation into Australia’s aged care system led them to describe it as “a shocking tale of neglect”.

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Copper-ATSM phase 2/3 clinical trial to begin

Morag Millington | 31/10/2019

A phase 2/3 clinical trial of copper-ATSM (CuATSM) for the treatment of motor neurone disease (MND) progression will soon begin in Australia.

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MND Research Institute Australia announces $3M in research grants

Morag Millington | 16/10/2019

MNDRIA, the research arm of MND Australia, has today announced close to $3 million in new research grants to further understand the causes, find effective treatments and discover a cure for motor neurone disease (MND).

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Farewell to Janet Nash

Morag Millington | 29/08/2019

It is with great sadness that in August we will be saying goodbye to Janet Nash who, after 25 years with our national network of MND associations, is leaving to start her well-earned retirement.

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Travel Grants awarded for 2019 International Symposium on ALS/MND

Morag Millington | 16/08/2019

MNDRIA is pleased to announce that 10 PhD students and early career researchers have been awarded Jenny and Graham Lang Travel Grants to attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth in December 2019.

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Promising results a phase 2 clinical trial

Morag Millington | 19/07/2019

The Lighthouse Project has just announced promising results from their phase 2 clinical trial, which will now progress onto a much larger phase 3 trial.

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MND Australia seeks six commitments from federal election candidates

Morag Millington | 2/05/2019

MND Australia is seeking six commitments from candidates from all sides of politics in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, to address the urgent need to improve the lives of people living with motor neurone disease.


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