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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 ( 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

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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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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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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