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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Six tips to help build wellbeing and resilience to stress

New research led by Dr Justine Gatt, Senior Research Scientist at NeuRA, supports the understanding that emotional resilience plays an important part in everyday mental health and wellbeing from an early age. Dr Gatt wants everyone to know that they have the potential to increase wellbeing and resilience to stress by retraining their brain. “Building resilience is critical in today’s […]

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Weakened code risks Australia’s reputation for research integrity

Written by David Vaux, Peter Brooks and Simon Gandevia. Originally published on The Conversation.  In 2018, Australia still does not have appropriate measures in place to maintain research integrity. And recent changes to our code of research conduct have weakened our already inadequate position. In contrast, China’s recent move to crack down on academic misconduct moves it into line with more than twenty European countries, […]

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Pain free and drug free

Associate Professor James McAuley, says the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration’s rescheduling of over the counter opioids is a positive step in curbing opioid addiction, but it is now more important than ever for clinicians and patients to be aware of opioid-free treatment options for chronic pain. “Drugs are a great solution to pain for the first one to two […]

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Giving hope to those with spinal cord injuries

Researchers from NeuRA, the University of Sydney, and HammondCare have found surviving sensory spinal nerve connections in 50 per cent of people living with complete thoracic spinal cord injuries. The study, which is part of a decade-long collaboration between the researchers, used cutting-edge functional MRI (fMRI) technology to record neural response to touch. It was NeuRA’s Dr Sylvia Gustin who […]

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Bringing New Expertise in Neuroinflammation to Conquer Schizophrenia

Originally published in the NeuRA Magazine Issue 25    The Schizophrenia Group under the guidance of NSW Chair of Schizophrenia Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert, are looking at two new areas of research: brain inflammation and models of the disease. There is strong evidence linking brain inflammation with schizophrenia, along with other mental health conditions. Growing the team will be vital […]

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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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