Category Archives: New research

On the Road – NeuRA travel to the Southern Highlands – A Farewell

By Leonie Harle Dear Readers, NeuRA’s Bequest Manager Leonie Harle loves being on the road, travelling the countryside to visit important NeuRA bequest givers.  We joined Leonie on her recent trip to the exquisite Southern Highlands to ask her about this important role she has played for the last ten years. How often do you travel to meet with a Bequest giver? […]

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A Healthy-Brain Diet

  Neuroscience Research Australia’s (NeuRA) Prof Kaarin Anstey is part of the Global Council of Brain Health (GCBH) a collaborative of the American Associations for Retired Persons (AARP). The AARP is America’s largest not-for-profit, and nonpartisan organisation dedicated to empowering people aged 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. They also develop networks and form coalitions […]

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A Student’s Insight Into The Gatt Resilience Lab

By Emily Crocetti and Miranda Chilver   Recently the Gatt Resilience Lab grew by two members, visiting research assistant Emily Crocetti from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Miranda Chilver new PhD student. Both join Dr Justine Gatt in her quest to not only understand what makes people more resilient to mental illness and disorder but also how to develop methods and […]

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Understanding the Risk of Falls in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Joana Caetano, Dr Jasmine Menant and Prof Stephen Lord.   Balance and walking impairments are disabling symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that adversely affect performance of daily activities, reduce independence and increase the risk of falls. Around 60% of people with Parkinson’s disease fall at least once a year, with a large proportion (50-86%) falling multiple times in this period. […]

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Exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A biopsychosocial approach

Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is a common condition affecting 1 in 5 adults worldwide. CMP encompasses a diverse range of conditions such as osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain (CLBP), fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain, where ongoing pain is felt in the bones, joints and tissues. Exercise is considered to be the primary treatment intervention for people with CMP; it is […]

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