Author Archives: Gabrielle Hunter

Ladder fall risk in seniors and safety tips

A Q&A interview with Research Assistant Erika Pliner from NeuRA’s Falls, Balance and Injury Lab. Over 4,000 ladder falls per year result in serious injuries. Currently, NeuRA is conducting a research project looking at aspects of ladder fall risk for seniors performing household tasks on ladders. Knowledge gained from this study can be used in interventions to reduce ladder fall injuries […]

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Run over the Harbour Bridge and raise vital funds for neuroscience research

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival – Everything you need to know!   About the Festival The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is a legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist […]

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New Genetic Causes of Cleft Lip and Palate Revealed

  Originally Published by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute A study conducted by an international research team, which included investigators from NeuRA and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, implicates variants in four genes as a primary cause of non-syndromic cleft lip and palate in humans. The genes, associated for the first time with cleft lip and palate, encode proteins that […]

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Discover NeuRA’s World-Class Brain Bank Facility

The Sydney Brain Bank at NeuRA facilitates world-class research and breakthroughs in ageing and neurodegenerative disorders. It has been operating since 2005 and has collected brain tissue from over 500 donors. Globally, the Sydney Brain Bank supplies tissue to 30-40 research projects a year, with many of these projects a collaborative effort with external research institutions.   Led by Dr […]

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Improving prevention, treatment and support for dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

$3 million in Australian Government funding will be allocated to NeuRA’s Dr Kylie Radford and her team who are seeking to improve prevention, treatment and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with dementia.   Dementia is one of the biggest health issues facing Australians and research in recent years, including NeuRA’s Koori Growing Old Well Study (KGOWS), has […]

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9 Steps for a Healthy Brain

The prevalence of dementia in Australia is on the rise, meaning it’s never been more important to future-proof your brain.   By 2050, it’s estimated that almost one million Australians will be affected by dementia. Professor Kaarin Anstey, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) says this sobering statistic is a stark reminder that we all need to […]

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Cognitive Ageing and the Future of Financial Decision Making

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), in collaboration with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), has published a new research brief – Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research – exploring the spectrum of cognitive ageing and its impacts on individuals, society and the economy. One area of interest is how cognitive ageing will affect the financial […]

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In Conversation with Global Leader in Dementia Research, Professor Kaarin Anstey

Senior Principal Research Scientist and global leader in dementia and ageing research, Professor Kaarin Anstey, leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health. She is a director of the NHMRC Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and co-deputy director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.   Prof Anstey is a member of the WHO Guideline […]

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