Welcome to our multimedia page where you'll find links to radio, television, print stories and podcasts featuring our research.
October - Prof Rhoshel Lenroot spoke to ABC 702 evenings, during mental health week. Listen here via the NeuRA soundcloud page.
21 August 2013 | Professor Tony Broe on SBS Insight
Fiona Kumfor talks to ABC AM program about the team's discovery that sufferers of dementia lose their memory of significant life events.
Professor Tony Broe released some of the first, preliminary results from his three-year Koori Growing Old Well Study (KGOWS). It was covered by ABC PM, ABC TV News, The Sydney Morning Herald, newswire AAP, and SBS. You can watch the ABC News story below with Prof Tony Broe, Aunty Margaret Anderson and Colleen Cawood.
Joel Magary interviewed NeuRA researchers including Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert about inflammation in schizophrenia for his article in The Australian, "Findings provide new explanation of how many mental disorders develop".
Gaby Rogers from Channel 9 News interviewed Professor Stephen Lord about the dizziness trial underway at NeuRA. She followed volunteer participants Mr Graham Russell and Mr Michael Barker as they underwent tests with Dr Americo Migliaccio and Dr Jasmine Mennant. Watch the news clip by clicking on the image below.
Columnist Ian Warden of The Canberra Times wrote up a review of NeuRA, the Sydney Brain Bank and the Bridge For Brain Research Challenge, interviewing Assoc Prof Olivier Piguet: Bridge is ace way to exercise brain
The Bridge for Brain Research Challenge is underway. Read about the event in The Newcastle Star, The Southern Highland News, Myall Coast Nota, NT News, Camden Haven Courier, Port Stephens Examiner, Bayside Bulletin, The Redland Times, Lakes Mail, Manning Great Lakes Extra, The Ballarat Courier, The Coolah Diary, Esperance Express, The Yarrawonga Chronical, The Central Western Daily, The Warren Weekly, and The Irrigator.
Dr Tertia Purves-Tyson, Dr Tom Weickert and Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert were interviewed about the results they presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research in Florida. Read about it in The Conversation, Scientists unpack testosterone's role in schizophrenia. This was picked up my many other outlets, including MedicalXpress and Science Alert.
Associate Professor Olivier Piguet provided expert comment for Ninemsn on a UK study that found memory was assisted by clenching your fist as you try to memorise something.
Ben Anfruns and Chantel Fitzsimmons are riding around Australia on bicycles, raising money for NeuRA. Read about their journey in The Maitland Mercury.
Dr Rob Herbert was interviewed for a blog in the New York Times about new research into the effect of cooling down after exercise.
Professor Peter Schofield was interviewed about the announcement for the Al Jazeera English news program, The Sydney Morning Herald, and 666 ABC Canberra's Drive program.
Paul Brown is riding around Australia and then to England to raise money for NeuRA and to honour his late mother. Read about his story in the UK's Sunday Sun, The Fraser Coast Chronicle,The Toowoomba Chronicle, The North West Star, the Noosa News, Rockhampton's The Morning Bulletin, 91.7 ABC Coast FM, 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC North West Queensland, ABC Alice Springs, Tennant & District Times, Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, Bishop FM, Gladstone Observer, Brisbane Times and the BBC.
Dr Ingvars Birznieks is interviewed about his career in the Penrith Press.
Australian Ageing Agenda takes a look inside NeuRA for their March-April issue, with a three-page feature article describing NeuRA and focussing on the work of Prof Stephen Lord and Assoc Prof Jacqui Close. Read a pdf of the article by click on the cover image of the magazine below.
Professor Peter Schofield is interviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald about his research into the psychological impact of genetic testing. Read a pdf of the article by click on the cover of Pulse below.
Assoc Professor Jacqueline Close talks to Body+Soul about the links between exercise and cognitive benefits, and discusses the latest research at NeuRA.
Chontell Johnson talks about her battle with early onset Alzheimer's disease and her participation in the DIAN Study at NeuRA. Watch the story below.
Dr Americo Migliaccio recently attracted funding to begin trialling his balance restoration device in the homes of people with balance organ damage. This was reported by Australian Ageing Agenda here.
Dr William Huynh studies changes in the brain following stroke. His latest paper looks at the effect of botox on the brain and was covered by ScienceAlert, Asian Scientist, Aesthetic Medicine News, India Vision, Medical Xpress, Business Standard, Times of India and Health Canal. Watch an ABC News report on Dr Huynh's research here or watch a Ten News report below.
Prof Simon Gandevia has secured funding for a large study on motor impairment and Dr Americo Migliaccio secured funding to develop a new device to better treat loss of balance. Both researchers feature in this UNSW article.
Dr Rob Herbert is quoted in an article in the latest issue of Medicinsk Vetenskap & Praxis published by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. Dr Herbert discusses the role of statistics in medical research.
Dr Danny Eckert was interviewed on 702 ABC Radio about sleep apnoea and answered questions from callers on this disorder.
Sharon Savage published a new study showing that people with semantic dementia can re-learn words lost to the disease. This study was covered by Australian Ageing Agenda, Science Alert, News Medical and Health Canal.
Prof Glenda Halliday was interviewed about Parkinson's disease and her latest research by Barbara Chappell for Coast FM.
Dr Danny Eckert speaks with Coast FM's Barbara Chappell about sleep apnoea, his latest research and what we need to tackle this growing health problem.
Dr Sharpley Hsieh authored this cover story for Australasian Science on her research into musical cognition and dementia.
Prof Stephen Lord is quoted in this article in Sydney Observer about falls prevention.
Prof George Paxinos was recently given a lifetime achievement award and this is described by the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ithacan Philanthropic Society.
Dr Leonora Long was interviewed by News Medical as part of their Thought Leader series. Dr Long discusses her research into the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis affects the brain.
Dr Leonora Long's latest paper on the brain's endocannabinoid system and how it changes over time has been covered by News Medical, Health Canal, Medical News Today, Today Topics, Cesspool of Madness and Ganja News.
NeuRA's research into the genetic causes of Parkinson's disease are referred to in this article by Medical News Today.
Prof Rhoshel Lenroot speaks to 4BC Afternoons about the 'Internet-use disorder' and whether it should be classified as a psychiatric disorder.
NeuRA was fortunate to receive a visit (and dance lessons) from Justice Crew in September. Watch a music video of the visit on our YouTube channel below.
NeuRA CEO Prof Peter Schofield discusses NeuRA's research profile and our commitment to improving Aboriginal health in part two of a two part special in the magazine Innovation International.
Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert is quoted in this Sydney Morning Herald article on her latest research into a link between schizophrenia and inflammation in the brain. This story was also carried by The Gippsland Times, Lakes Mail, Murray Valley Standard, Coastal Times and Harden Murrumburrah Express.
NeuRA CEO Prof Peter Schofield discusses NeuRA's founding, development and future plans in part one of a two part special about NeuRA featured in the magazine Innovation International.
NeuRA's media and science communicator, Ben Bravery, features in this Sydney Morning Herald article on the impact of social media. The story was also carried by The Age, The Canberra Times and WA Today.
Just as medical research spans different cultures and religions, so does philanthropic support for non-profits. In this article in the August-September issue of Fundraising and Philanthropy, Roewen Wishart, Director of the NeuRA Foundation, writes about Islamic systems of philanthropy.
Prof Vaughan Macefield was interviewed about his project that combines neuroscience, robotics and music. The project was covered by Voice of America, COSMOS, Brisbane Times and Jakarta Globe, among others.
Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert found that the brains of people with schizophrenia show high levels of immune activity. This paper was covered by PsychCentral, Medical News Today, Top News NZ, Medical Observer, News in Mind, News Medical, Health Canal, ABC Radio 612, Medical Xpress, Neurology Update, Psychiatry Update, Top News US, Top News Arab Emirates, Asian Scientist, It's My Health, RNA-Seq Blog and Radio 2UE.
Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert's paper on white matter neurons in the brains of people with schizophrenia was covered by AALA Times,The Times of India, National Radio News, Zee News, Science Alert, Machines Like Us, Medical Xpress and Health Canal.
Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert was asked to comment on a recent study that shows the brains of females may age faster than the brains of males. The story appeared in New Scientist and many other outlets, including The Washington Post, eMax Health, Women's Brain Health and Shafqna.
Dr Sharpley Hsieh's study of words used to convey emotion, such as 'thrilled' and 'annoyed', was covered by Australian Ageing Agenda, Times of Oman, We Speak News, Medical Xpress, Health Canal, International Business times, Greater Kashmir, Ageless Design, News Medical, Science Alert, Times of India, Health Central, Campus Daily, Women's Brain Health, Dainik Disha, News Crepadi and Takkarr.
Dr Penelope McNulty recently presented her research into Wii-based Movement Therapy at an international meeting in Brisbane. Her research was covered by ABC 612, China Daily, Malay Mail, Bernama, The Empiricist, Global Times, Nine MSN, Adelaide Now, Courier Mail, Brisbane Times, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, News.com.au, Bayside Bulletin, Health India, French Tribune, Berita Satu, The Canberra Times, Tech 2, Zee News and Nine MSN.
A review of the psychological impact of being genetically tested for Alzheimer's disease, co-authored by Prof Peter Schofield and colleagues at UNSW was picked up by Radio 2SM, National Radio News, Sky News, Medical Xpress, DPS News,Health Canal, ScienceAlert, Women's Health Org and Medical News.Net.
Prof Peter Schofield spoke with Andrew Geoghegan on ABC News Breakfast from the Sydney studio on his latest research into Alzheimer's disease and our understanding of how this disease progresses.
Prof Peter Schofield is a collaborator on an international study examining a rare type of inherited Alzheimer's disease, called the DIAN study. A new paper using data from DIAN in the New England Journal of Medicine has been reported by Cosmos Magazine, Sky News, ABC, Bigpond News, Science Bulletin, Science Alert, Channel 9 Afternoon News, Asian Scientist, ABC News Breakfast, Bloomberg, ABC US and Web MD.
Prof Vaughan Macefield is developing a new technique to measure changes in peripheral nerve activity while patients undergo a MRI. ABC TV interviewed Vaughan today for a story later in the week.
Prof George Paxinos OAM was recently elected to the Academy of Athens and this story was covered by Neos Kosmos, Sofia Times, Greek Reporter and Nooz.
Prof Matthew Kiernan and Assoc Prof Steve Vucic are part of a team through to the finals of the 2012 UNSW Innovation Awards. A UNSW crew interviewed Matthew (below) and Steve today in order to prepare a short video profiling their invention.
NeuRA's research into the use of high-speed internet as a delivery mechanism for a range of therapies is featured in this video about Australia's NBN.
Prof Stephen Lord found that older people that are depressed are more likely to fall than older people that are not, suggesting a complex relationship between mental illness, our sense of balance and falling in the elderly falling in the elderly. This research was covered by Science Alert, The West Australian, Health Canal, e! Science News, Australian Ageing Agenda, Asian Scientist, Medical Xpress, Top News, Senior AU, Depression Go Away From Me, Cambodian Times, Africa Leader, Malaysia Sun, Top News Arab Emirates, Kansas City Post, Tuscon Post, Buffalo Breeze, Philippine Times and Radio 2UE.
Prof Lynne Bilston was interviewed for a national television program on child car safety. In this image Prof Bilston is sitting in NeuRA's crash lab and explaining the benefits of a booster seat to the reporter.
A study led by Dr Tim Karl found that different housing methods for laboratory mice can affect the way they develop and behave. This research was covered by Science Alert, Medical Xpress, Bioportfolio, Science News and e! Science News.
A study led by Dr Sharpley Hsieh found the left hemisphere of the brain is involved in recognising emotion in music. This research was covered by COSMOS, Medical News Today, Asian Scientist, Science Alert, e! Science News, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, The Science Bulletin, Newstrack India, Medical Daily, Thaindian News, Silobreaker, Taaza News, Yahoo Maktoob News, India Vision, Yahoo News India, Therapy Toronto, IN.com, New Kerala, Health Canal, Medical Xpress, National Radio News and Radio 2SM.
The Southern Highlands community got an opportunity to learn about the latest research into Parkinson's disease when three NeuRA experts held a free talk on Wednesday 30 May. The event was featured in two articles in The Southern Highland News and an interview with Assoc Prof Kay Double and Marj Webb on Highlands FM.
A study by Dr Muireann Irish found that people with semantic dementia are unable to imagine themselves in the future. This research was covered by ABC Science Online, Science Alert, The Conversation, the CBC, Women's Health Org, Science Bulletin, The Sunday Telegraph Body + Soul, Dementia News, radio 2UE, 2GB and ABC Capricornia.
Prof Matthew Kiernan spoke with James O'Loghlin about nerves and the nervous system. This segment aired on ABC Local Radio's Sundays with James O'Loghlin on Sunday 20 May 2012.
Prof Lorimer Moseley recently spoke at a meeting of the American Pain Society and his research into retraining the brain as a method of pain management was covered by Science Daily, the Fars News Service and News Wise.
Dr Stuart Smith's work on exergaming was showcased at the CeBit conference in Sydney. Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage trialled two health tools.
Assoc Prof Jacqui Close was awarded nearly AUD 500,000 to conduct research into a national approach to hip fractures. This story was covered by Sky News , Aged Carer, Radio 2SM, the Aged Care Guide, National Seniors and posted on Bupa's YouTube channel.
16 May 2012 | Changing the brain | The Project TV
Dr Penelope McNulty's stroke rehabilitation research using Wii-based Movement Therapy was profiled as part of a story on neural plasticity by The Project. The story also featured an interview with Stephanie Ho , a research participant and stroke survivor.
NeuRA's iStopFalls program was named a Top Ten example of gamification by Marketing Magazine and was also recently profiled on Channel 7 Sunrise . This gamification award was covered by ENGaming, and Exchange Wire.
1 May 2012 | Bridge for Brain Research Challenge | Regional newspapers
Over 4000 card players participated in NeuRA's annual Bridge for Brain Research Challenge this year. The event was covered by local newspapers in Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Myall, Great Lakes, Redland Bay, Nyngan, Brisbane Water and Warrnambool.
26 April 2012 | The science of falling | ABC Central West
Falling is a problem involving everything 'from the head to the foot'. Listen to Prof Stephen Lord, NeuRA's resident fall prevention expert, discuss this and other useful science as he talks to Mornings, on ABC Central West radio.
3 April 2012 | Breathlessness and the brain | ABC TV
In 1992, Prof Simon Gandevia and his colleagues performed a landmark experiment to determine the cause of breathlessness. What made this experiment so unusual was that, in order to find the answers they were looking for, these intrepid scientists completely paralysed themselves. Watch this episode of ABC TV's Quantum program to find out what happened next...
27 March 2012 | Closing the gap: Dementia care | Southern Courier
27 March 2012 | Raising awareness about dementia in Indigenous communities | The Wire
Prof Tony Broe talks to community radio's The Wire program about the lack of knowledge about dementia in many Aboriginal communities and how symptoms are often not picked up until it’s too late | Read more about our Aboriginal ageing research
24 March 2012 | The champion cyclist, her mysterious excruciating pain and her unconventional road to recovery | The Australian
23 March 2012 | Aboriginal dementia rates heightened by racism | ABC News
14 March 2012 | Explainer: what is Parkinson’s disease? | The Conversation
Research at NeuRA is looking at the role of inflammation in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease | Read more about Parkinson's disease
2 March 2012 | Social skills linked to daydreaming brain | ABC Science
Dr Muireann Irish talks to ABC Science Online about how studies of dementia patients suggest that our social skills rely on the same parts of our brain responsible for daydreaming, imagination and memory | Read more about our frontotemporal dementia research
10 February 2012 | Asperger's out of new mental disorder manual | ABC Radio
Prof Rhoshel Lenroot speaks to ABC Radio's PM program about moves to remove the term 'Asperger's syndrome' from the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders | Read more about our autism research
6 February 2012 | Wii Helps Arms, Heart in Stroke Patients | MedPage Today
Dr Penelope McNulty has found that a short but intense Wii-based program not only improved physical function in stroke patients, but added a beneficial cardiovascular challenge | Read more about our stroke research
2 February 2012 | Wii-based Movement Therapy for stroke rehabilitation | NeuRA
Neuroscience Research Australia's Dr Penelope McNulty is using Wii-based movement therapy to help those living with stroke related disabilities regain use of their affected limbs | Read more about our stroke research
21 January 2012 | Real gains via virtual pastimes | The Australian
Exercise games played on Nintendo's Wii or Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox are getting elderly people up and moving at residences such as Berala on the Park, a private aged-care facility in Sydney's south | Read more about our falls and balance research
19 January 2012 | Mind can control allergic response | Science Alert
18 January 2012 | Over-50 gamers win big with healthier mind and body | Herald Sun
Exercising in front of the TV with a video game may be better for older Australians than traditional exercise, says Dr Stuart Smith
17 January 2012 | Crippled arm leads to changes in brain | ABC Science Online