Is the Brain the Right “Size”?

By: George Paxinos, Originally Posted on: SciTech Connnect October 18, 2017 Being an atlas maker, I have an image problem. I recently introduced myself to a lady at a Society for Neuroscience Meeting who had used the first edition of The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates for her PhD thesis 35 years earlier. With surprise written on her face, she said, “George Paxinos, […]

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Translating research into effective and sustainable drug therapies

PROFESSOR LARS ITTNER NeuRA’s Prof Lars Ittner is a world leader in ageing and neurodegeneration research. Educated in Germany as a medical doctor and later in Switzerland, Prof Ittner combines his medical understanding with his molecular expertise to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s drug treatments for patients suffering from neurodegenerative conditions. CURRENT PROJECTS: Understanding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. This […]

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Exploring the Great Unknown Galaxies of Our Brain

In April 2017 NeuRA Senior Principal Research Fellow, George Paxinos received an honorary doctorate from the Ionian University, in Corfu, Greece for his landmark work on ‘Mapping the Brain’. Prof George Paxinos paved the way for future neuroscience research by being the first to produce accurate three-dimensional (stereotaxic) framework for placement of electrodes and injections in the brain of experimental […]

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Are you getting enough sleep?

By Assoc Prof Danny Eckert  If you get disruptive or inadequate sleep, or if you suffer from sleep apnoea, it can adversely affect every organ in your body causing anxiety, depression and a range of mental disorders relating to your poor sleep quality. In the workforce, poor sleep habits can also impact on your judgement and decision-making processes. If you […]

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Prevalence of Dementia in Indigenous Communities

by- Dr Kylie Radford and Prof Tony Broe AM Research lead by Prof Tony Broe
and Dr Kylie Radford has highlighted the high prevalence of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease,
in Aboriginal communities. We are now working towards understanding the causes of cognitive decline and dementia, building capacity in dementia care and supporting Aboriginal family carers, and developing culturally appropriate strategies to promote […]

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