The Mito Foundation is fortunate to work with incredible individuals who go the extra mile to support people with mito. Each year we recognise some of those whose exceptional efforts have had a significant impact on the mito community. Congratulations to the following: Mito Foundation Chairman’s Award – Shelley Beverley Shelley has been extremely active…

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Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK are leading an international study known as PREFER. The study aims to explore the views of people living with mitochondrial disease (mito) regarding the risks and benefits associated with potential treatments for the disease.   The study involves a short online survey, where your insights will inform the research process of…

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After two years as Chair for the Mito Community Advisory Panel (MCAP), Mia Bell has chosen to pass the baton on and we are pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Macauley as the new MCAP Chair, and Fiona Elmer as MCAP Deputy Chair. The foundation would like to acknowledge the meaningful contribution Mia has made in her role as MCAP…

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COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted by a type of coronavirus. COVID-19 appears to cause a fever, dry cough and in some instances a subsequent severe lung inflammation and respiratory failure. Based on the limited information currently available, most of the reported fatalities have been in older people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions…

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A message from our CEO Thursday, 9 April 2020 Sean Murray CEO, Mito Foundation The Mito Foundation continues to diligently monitor the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, paying particular attention to the impact this has on people with mitochondrial disease (mito). We recognise that many members of the mito community are part of…

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The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) has opened applications to their 2020 grant cycle. Applications are welcome from international researchers. Available grants are outlined below.   Postdoctoral Fellow (accelerators)   This program was launched in 2019 as a new mechanism to marry donor engagement with research grant funding. Applications from Postdoctoral Fellows undergo standard peer…

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