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Applications open – 2018 MND research grants

Global Administrator | 19/06/2017

​Applications are now open for the MND Research Institute of Australia 2017 funding round for research grants commencing in 2018. Apply now.

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MND Australia International Research Update – June 2017

| 14/06/2017

The latest issue of the International Research Update features snippets on recent research into the involvement of motor neurones with other types of cells and environmental factors in MND. Also read about researchers who have developed new imaging and biochemical tests for diagnosis and disease stage assessment, and a new tool to help in working out a way to stop the spread of MND through the body.

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Professor Perry Bartlett recognised as Queensland Great

| 8/06/2017

Senior Queensland Australian of the Year and now Queensland Great, Professor Perry Bartlett is delighted to share his award with the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).

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June 2017 Advance newsletter

| 5/06/2017

The MND Research Institute of Australia's Advance newsletter has a new look and is now easier to read. Catch up on recent MND research advances that have been supported by our generous donors, bequestors and State MND Associations.

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MND Australia response to Budget 2017 – 2018

| 16/05/2017

What does Budget 2017 – 2018 mean to people living with MND in Australia? MND Australia has prepared this response to the national Budget, which was handed down by the Treasurer on 9 May 2017.

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MND Australia newsletter – April 2017

| 27/04/2017

In this issue we provide an update of recent influencing efforts related to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Aged Care.

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We're recruiting – Research Manager

| 6/04/2017

MND Australia has a part-time Research Manager position available for a highly motivated individual with a biomedical or related science degree, and strong oral and written communication skills.

MNDRIA contributes to research that has enabled first Australian ba...
MNDRIA contributes to research that has enabled first Australian baby to access emerging treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

| 23/03/2017

MNDRIA's Beryl Bayley Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Michelle Farrar from the University of NSW, is spearheading Australian research into an emerging treatment called nusinersen that has been shown in clinical trials to improve motor development in babies and children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease of the motor neurones that most often affects infants. Several Australian infants have participated in these pivotal clinical trials.

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Launch of Neurological Alliance Australia's joint position paper on NDIS planning

| 22/03/2017

Today a joint position paper will be launched by the Neurological Alliance Australia at Parliament House, Canberra to call for equitable and effective support within the NDIS for people with progressive neurodegenerative diseases.

MNDRIA announces Susie Harris Travel Fellowship 2017 and MNDRIA PhD...
MNDRIA announces Susie Harris Travel Fellowship 2017 and MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top Up Grant

| 7/03/2017

The MND Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Susie Harris Travel Fellowship and MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top Up Grant (2017 - 2019).


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