The Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) has awarded $2.57 million to new MND research projects commencing in 2015.The announcement follows the annual MND Australia Grants Allocation Meeting held at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne on Sunday 26 October.This round of funding has attracted a record 92 grant applications from researchers across Australia.

In a media release on 18 September 2014, Associate Professor Steve Vucic from Westmead Hospital and Professor Matthew Kiernan from the Brain and Mind Research Institute, both from NSW, announced the development of a 20 minute test to assist in diagnosis of motor neurone disease, that may be commercialised in the next year. You can see Steve's explanation of threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the video of his presentation (at around 21:30 mins) at MND NSW 2014 Ask the Experts

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