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World-first Christmas campaign gives children a reason to smile

A partnership between young children living with the devastating disorder Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and a group of engineers at Monash University has resulted in a world-first Christmas campaign – complete with environmentally-friendly 3D Christmas decorations. Little Miracles

Live Q&A Brings Renewed Hope

Live Q&A Brings Renewed Hope Last night the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), Monash University and Muscular Dystrophy Australia held a Facebook Live Q&A “You Ask We Answer” event where the MD community had the opportunity to have their questions answered in real time by a panel of experts in MD. The panel included: Boris [...]

Diagnosis and Educational Needs are Equally Important

Diagnosis and Educational Needs are Equally Important As a father of a son with Muscular Dystrophy and Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s Executive Director for the last 34 years it is with great interest that I recently read an article about a ‘can do’ approach for disabled students. It has been my goal for the last three [...]

ChallengeMD! Goldfields Video

Following a very successful two consecutive years taking ChallengeMD! Goldfields through the Victorian Goldfields Region, the bike ride returns for 2018! Running from Thursday 27th September – Sunday 30th September, ChallengeMD! Goldfields is a four day fully-supported charity cycling tour through Victoria’s wonderfully historic and nostalgic Goldfield region. The 450km route takes participants through Bacchus [...]

Victorian Muscle Network Symposium

Victorian Muscle Network Symposium l-r - Prof Peter Currie, Prof Andrea Maier, Boris M Struk, Prof Gordon Lynch & Prof Kathryn North The Inaugural Victorian Muscle Network Symposium was held at Bio21 yesterday (19th June 2018) prior to the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). International speakers presenting included Prof [...]