The Winter edition of the NeuRA Magazine is out!

Read the latest edition of our NeuRA Magazine – online version here… In this edition, we feature an article on The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN), an international research partnership determined to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, and our first clinical trial participant, Amanda Ayliffe. You can also read about a recent study by NeuRA’s Prof Stephen Lord and Dr Phu Hoang […]

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Understanding neurogenesis

“Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.” The above quote was written by Ramon y Cajal more than 100 years ago, but only recently has it been proven true. In 1998, it was discovered that the hippocampus can generate new neurons throughout a lifespan, not just during neurodevelopment. Furthermore, for better or […]

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In memory of Ella

The NeuRA Memory Cycle Challenge appealed to me because I felt it ticked a number of boxes. I needed a new “project” as my son had finished school the previous year, I was looking for the motivation to increase my fitness and, as a very occasional cyclist, I thought this would be a great way to see a country. My […]

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NSW government invests in merger to boost schizophrenia research

NSW Minister for Medical Research, Pru Goward, today announced an investment of $2.5 million to fund a landmark merger between Australia’s leading schizophrenia research organisations – NeuRA – Neuroscience Research Australia and the Schizophrenia Research Institute (SRI). “The best outcomes for the treatment of schizophrenia will be achieved through the opportunity of these institutes to join forces and share their […]

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Optimising care for dementia patients after a fall

Taking advantage of improved data linkage systems within the Australian healthcare system is allowing researchers to map and better understand the patient journey. The most common cause of hospitalisation in people with dementia is injury, predominantly as a result of a fall. Once in hospital, people with dementia have longer lengths of stay, experience a higher rate of complications such […]

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Investing in medical research

This year’s grant application round is over – drawing sighs of relief from our researchers who are paid through competitive grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and other agencies. Writing a grant application is analogous to submitting a tender: researchers are competing to have the best ideas and most relevant projects supported. With only one in […]

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