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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Intangible Goods – Art & About Sydney

“You can get anything you want in our consumption-fuelled society, except the stuff we increasingly need: bravery, connection, calm, purpose. Until now!”     For Art and About Sydney 2018, artists Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach have created an ‘intangible goods’ vending machine. The vending machine, which will be located at a number of sites across Sydney, will sell an “experimental […]

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NeuRA Students Visit the USA

Students from NeuRA’s Schizophrenia Research Lab recently attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in the United States of America. The conference, held in Washington D.C., saw 30,300 attendees convene for the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience. For the NeuRA students, the opportunity to attend and present at one of the world’s largest schizophrenia conferences was […]

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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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