Author Archives: NeuRA Communications

The caregiver burden

It is well known that dementia causes distress, however, little research has been done to understand caregiver stress and how it differs within the dementias. Prof John Hodges and his team are investigating caregiver distress among people caring for those with dementia and combining it with information from patients, to better understand which aspects of the condition are creating more […]

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The Autumn 2016 edition of the NeuRA Magazine is ready to read! This quarter, we discuss with Prof Rhoshel Lenroot how fathers can help future generations in Like Father Like Son. You can also read about Leanne O’Reilly’s participation in the CATS study with the schizophrenia laboratory. And catch up with Dr Claire Shepherd, Manager of the Sydney Brain Bank […]

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NeuRA Magazine #14 is out!

The Winter 2015 edition of the NeuRA Magazine is ready to read! This quarter, we discuss potential treatment options for patients with chronic back pain with researcher Dr James McAuley. You can also read about our 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowship winner Dr Muireann Irish. Subscribe here to receive future print or email editions of the NeuRA […]

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The new age of brain maps

The laboratory of Prof George Paxinos is using technological advances in brain imaging to create new atlases of the anatomy of the nervous system. Brain researchers, no less than geographers, need maps and coordinate systems to navigate the brain and communicate their observations to each other. Think of a Google map depicting the shape of an island or the streets in a city. […]

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A leader in geriatric medicine

Professor Tony Broe is a geriatrician and neurologist who has made lasting and meaningful contributions to medical research. The Australasian Journal on Ageing recently published a reflection from Prof Broe, in which he describes with flair his experience as an ‘elder statesman’ in the field. Here are some excerpts from his recollection of early studenthood in 1954 to his current position at NeuRA, […]

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