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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Reflex connection

Knowledge gained overseas enabled the establishment of one of the few laboratories in the world investigating methods to restore balance reflex function. Assoc Prof Americo Migliaccio co-founded a laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in the USA and was part of the fast-track academic program. On returning to Australia, NeuRA offered an excellent opportunity to continue this research. He now applies […]

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Three tax tips in time for June

Roewen Wishart, NeuRA Foundation Director, has three tips for you on how you can give for medical research while saving tax. How you help to fund medical breakthroughs Fortunately for medical research, our system of government provides ways you can support medical research. Firstly, when you pay tax you are contributing to Australia’s merit-based program to support research. NeuRA’s scientists […]

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