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Australasian MND Symposium, Genetics, Hope, Research

Australasian MND Symposium – live blog (Day 1)

Live updates from the Australasian MND Symposium, March 22, 2018. Written by a non-scientist for a layperson…

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Cannabis sativa plant
MND NZ, Research

Medicinal cannabis and MND in New Zealand

We are please to introduce the ‘Review of Current Research Regarding the use of Medicinal Cannabis for…

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NZ MND Research Network website
MND NZ, Research

Announcing the New Zealand MND Research Network

We are thrilled to announce that the website of the New Zealand MND Research Network (www.mndresearch.auckland.ac.nz) launched…

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Frame from the New Zealand MND Registry launch video
Hope, MND NZ, Research

Announcing the New Zealand MND Registry

The New Zealand MND Registry was launched in May 2017, just 8 months after 4000 participants in…

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The US Food and Drug Administration building
Hope, Research

Edaravone (Radicava) approved to treat MND in the US – what does this mean for people with MND in New Zealand?

Edaravone is not yet available on prescription in New Zealand. MND New Zealand will keep our community…

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Organically grown vegetables
Research

Pesticides Linked To Increased Risk Of MND

New research has confirmed a link between pesticides and an increased risk of MND… but don’t panic…

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Pills
Hope, Research, tdp43

This Anti-Epileptic Drug Has Been Recommended For MND Clinical Trial

Another interesting finding in the ongoing hunt for MND treatments comes from University of Tokyo researchers, who…

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TDP-43
Genetics, Research, tdp43

How Fruit Flies Are Helping Us Understand MND

If you looked at the motor neurones of people with MND down the microscope, you would see…

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Dr Richard Bedlack
Hope, Research

2016 Could Be Pivotal Year in Fight Against MND

“I’ve never seen a more exciting year,” says Dr Richard Bedlack, top doc at the Duke ALS…

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