Advance is the newsletter of the MND Research Institute of Australia - the research arm of MND Australia.
MND NSW provides information, support and education for people living with motor neurone disease, their families, friends and carers in NSW, ACT, the Gold Coast and NT. We also provide information and education about motor neurone disease for health, community and residential care professionals.
MND NSW will be closed from 12pm Friday 22 December 2017 until 9am Tuesday 2 January 2018. If help is needed during the Christmas break, please consult your doctor.
We are proud to share that the winner of the MND Australia Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize for 2017 is Associate Professor Justin Yerbury from the University of Wollongong. This $250,000 grant is awarded to an outstanding mid-career researcher and made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of John Laidlaw AO in honour of his wife, Betty, who is living with MND. Associate Professor Yerbury’s project
The MND Research Blog reports that Cytokinetics Inc. has announced in their official press release published on 21 November 2017, that they will not be continuing work on tirasemtiv after disappointing results in the latest Phase 3 clinical trial. The trial, known under the acronym ‘VITALITY-ALS’, tested whether the drug has a beneficial effect on the breathing function and muscle strength of people with MND.
The results are in and we are very excited to announce that over $68,500 has been raised at the Sydney Walk to d'Feet MND an amazing effort and a great way to finish off our Walks for the year. A special mention must go to "Team Kiz" who raised over $21,000 on their everyday hero page. For more photos and a video of the start visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mndnsw. Thank you to everyone who supported this event. We look forward to seeing you again next year.