MJD Foundation

Publications MJDF has funded and/or been involved in

  1. Elsum I, Massey L, McEwan C, LaGrappe D, Kowal E, Savarirayan R, Baynam G, Jenkins M,  Garvey G, Kelaher M.  A community-based co-designed genetic health service model for Aboriginal Australians. PloS one. 2020;15(10):e0239765-e0239765. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239765.

  2. Martins S, Soong BW, Wong VC, Giunti P, Stevanin G, Ranum LP, et al. Mutational Origin of Machado-Joseph Disease in the Australian Aboriginal Communities of Groote Eylandt and Yirrkala. Arch Neurol. 2012;69(6):746-751.

  3. Stephens A, Cullen J, Massey L, Bohanna I. Will the National Disability Insurance Scheme Improve the Lives of those Most in Need? Effective Service Delivery for People with Acquired Brain Injury and other Disabilities in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander CommunitiesAustralian Journal of Public Administration. 2014.
  4. LaGrappe D, Massey L, Couchman M, Rantell A, Rungan C. Urinary continence and living with Machado Joseph disease: Insights from a literature review and experience of the Machado Joseph Disease Foundation. Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal. 2017;23(3):62-66.

  5. Watchon M, Yuan KC, Mackovski N, Svahn AJ, Cole NJ, Goldsbury C, Rinwitz S, Becker T, Nicholson GA Laird A. Calpain inhibition is protective in Machado-Joseph disease zebrafish due to induction of autophagy.  The Journal of Neuroscience. 2017;37(32):7782-7794. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1142-17.2017.

  6. Acosta JR, Watchon M, Yuan KC, Fifita JA, Svahn AJ, Don EK, Winnick CG, Blair IP, Nicholson GA, Cole NJ, Goldsbury C, Laird AS. Neuronal cell culture from transgenic zebrafish models of neurodegenerative disease. 2018;7(10):bio036475. doi: 10.1242/bio.036475.

  7. Amery R, Wunungmurra JG, Gondarra J, Gumbula F, Raghavendra P, Barker R, Theodoros D, Amery H, Massey L, Lowell A. YolÅ‹u with Machado–Joseph disease: Exploring communication strengths and needs. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 2019:1-12. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2019.1670863.

  8. Carr JJ, Lalara J, Lalara G, O'Hare G, Massey L, Kenny N, Pope KE, Clough, Lowell A, Barker RN. ‘Staying strong on the inside and outside’ to keep walking and moving around: Perspectives from Aboriginal people with Machado Joseph Disease and their families from the Groote Eylandt Archipelago, Australia. PLoS ONE [Electronic Resource]. 2019. 14(3):e0212953.

  9. Carr JJ, Lalara J, Lalara G, Smith, M, Quaill, J, Clough, A. R, Lowell A, Barker R. What is the best way to keep walking and moving around for individuals with Machado-Joseph disease? A scoping review through the lens of Aboriginal families with Machado-Joseph disease in the Top End of Australia. BMJ Open. 2019 9(9):e032092.

  10. Ferdinand A, Massey L, Cullen J, Temple J, Chamravi D, Meiselbach K, Paradies Y, Baynam G, Savarirayan R, Kelaher K. Understanding disability through the lens of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – challenges and opportunitiesThe University of Melbourne. 2019. 

  11. Cholan PM, Han A, Woodie BR, Watchon M, Kurz AR, Laird AS, Britton WJ, Ye L, Holmes ZC, McCann JR, David LA, Rawls JF, Oehlers SH.  Conserved anti-inflammatory effects and sensing of butyrate in zebrafish. Gut microbes. 2020;12(1):1-11. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2020.1824563.

  12. Robinson KJ, Watchon M, Laird AS. Aberrant Cerebellar Circuitry in the Spinocerebellar Ataxias. Frontiers in neuroscience. 2020;14:707-707. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00707.

  13. Massey L, Jane A, Lindop N,  Christian E. Disability Audit – NE Arnhem Land/NT Gulf – A Snapshot of Indigenous Australian Disability in the Very Remote Communities of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago (Angurugu, Umbakumba, Milyakburra), Elcho Island (Galiwin’ku), and Ngukurr (including Urapunga). 2013. ISBN: 978-0-646-90620-1.

  14. Carr J. MJD Staying Strong Toolbox - Full Video

  15. Baynam G, Molster C, Bauskis A,  Kowal E, Savarirayan R, Kelaher M, Easteal S, Massey L, Garvey G, Goldblatt J, Pachter N, Weeramanthri T, Dawkins H. Indigenous Genetics and Rare Diseases: Harmony, Diversity and Equity. Cham: Springer International Publishing; Vol 1031. 2017:511-520.