Despite the challenges of his own battle with motor neurone disease (MND), Associate Professor Justin Yerbury is continuing the fight against the debilitating disease in the research lab, and on Monday 5 November the University launched an appeal to support that research.

The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) molecular biologist is now confined to a wheelchair but continues to press ahead with work to find a treatment, and one day a cure, for MND. The appeal aims to raise $30,000 to help Professor Yerbury and his team test ideas in pre-clinical trials.

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