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Researcher Spotlight: Dr Prajakta Kulkarni

Dr Prajakta Kulkarni’s research hopes to unlock potential treatments for Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome-13 (MTDPS13). We are supporting her work through a Mito Foundation Research Fellowship. These fellowships support early-career…

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Australia’s advances in mitochondrial donation since Maeve’s Law

March 2024 marked two years since the passing of Maeve’s Law, paving the way for mitochondrial donation in Australia. This article summarises the progress that has been made. Highlights include:…

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Accelerating access to mito treatments

Mito Foundation recently completed the first horizon scan for mitochondrial disease (mito) which aimed to find and monitor progress on existing and emerging treatments. What did we look at? Everything from…

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Introducing our newest leaders: Lisa Cheng and Peter Laurent

We’re thrilled to welcome two outstanding individuals to our Board of Directors, Lisa Cheng and Peter Laurent. As our charity continues to expand its reach and impact, the expertise and…

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Mito Connect events 2024 — new and improved!

Each year we plan events that connect members of the mito community to important information about living with mito. These events also create opportunities to interact with each other to…

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Researcher Spotlight: Dr Sandra Staffieri

Research into mitochondrial disease (mito) is a core pillar of Mito Foundation’s work. Only through research will we one day find treatments and cures for mito. Find out more about…

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What might the NDIS Review mean for the mito community?

Last week, the final report from the NDIS Review was published. The Review heard from more than 10,000 people and organisations. This included Mito Foundation, through our work with Rare Voices…

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Genetic testing for mitochondrial disease added to Medicare

Genetic testing for mitochondrial disease (mito) has been added to the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS). From 1 November 2023, the Australian mito community can access a Medicare subsidy for genetic…

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The Mito Foundation Awards 2023

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…

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Update from Australia’s mitochondrial donation pilot program

It has been a busy few months since the mitoHOPE Program was announced in March 2023. This is the pilot program for mitochondrial donation in Australia. At this stage, the…

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