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Big Freeze Case Study

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this disease, nerve cells break down, which reduces functionality in the muscles that they supply. The cause unknown. The main symptom is muscle weakness. Medication and therapy can slow ALS and reduce discomfort, but there's no cure. Neale Daniher Every three months, he has lung function tests which determine how well he is able to draw breath. He says those tests showed a marked downward trend in the past six months. Until a year ago he could still breathe well enough for a short swim, but can't do that now .said Neale He says his lung function is below the typical level for a healthy 56-year-old This much-loved man of football earned respect first as an outstanding footballer then as the coast of the Melbourne Demons. Friends lauded his…show more content…
More than 2,000 Australians are living with the ultimately fatal disease The cure for MND Foundation raised a majority of the funds, with the help of donors including philanthropists and state and federal governments. The foundation's annual Big Freeze campaign, which sees footballers and celebrities slide into a big pool of icy water, raised $2.8 million towards the total amount. The money will go towards 10 research projects, including a $5-million project by the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health which will use drugs to treat the stem cells of motor neurone patients. The cure for MND Foundation granted 15 million to the other nine research projects-involving a total of 69 researchers-at institutions in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Daniher, who is the vice chairman of the cure for MND Foundation, said research into the disease had been underfunded but the additional money put Australia on the world stage. "We promised all our supporters when we started the cure for MND Foundation two years ago, we wanted to fund the best and brightest in Australia to find an effective treatment and cure and today we deliver," he said. "[The] pipe dream has now turned into a pipeline of drugs that hopefully can emerge from this
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