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MNDRIA supports world-first discovery of urinary biomarker to track motor neurone disease

| 27/02/2017

Research supported by the MND Research Institute of Australia has led to the discovery of a new and simple test to monitor disease progression in people with MND and evaluate drugs under investigation in MND clinical trials.

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Recipient of NHMRC/MNDRIA Postgraduate Scholarship announced

| 7/02/2017

The MND Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce Camille Paynter as the recipient of a co-funded NHMRC/MND Research Institute of Australia Postgraduate Scholarship to start in 2017.

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Overview of the International ALS/MND Meetings, Dublin 2016

| 17/01/2017

Chairwoman of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations and CEO of MND Australia, Carol Birks provides this comprehensive overview of the International ALS/MND Meetings held in Dublin last month.

NHMRC funding supports MND research to start in 2017
NHMRC funding supports MND research to start in 2017

| 22/12/2016

Congratulations to this year’s successful applicants in the annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant funding round. More than $4 million has been awarded for motor neurone disease (MND) research. 

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Applications are open for the Susie Harris Travel Fellowship and the MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant

| 22/12/2016

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status. Applications close at 6 pm EST on Friday 27 January 2017.

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Successful completion of phase II trial of arimoclomol in ALS patients with SOD1 mutation

| 13/12/2016

A phase II clinical trial led by Dr Michael Benatar from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found a heat shock protein-based therapy shows potential for the treatment of ALS patients with mutations in the SOD1 gene.

Catch up on the latest MND research news in Australia and around th...
Catch up on the latest MND research news in Australia and around the world

| 12/12/2016

​It has been another extraordinary year for the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia. Thirty-two grants worth $3.75 million have been awarded for research to start in 2017.

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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.


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