New model predicts whether low back pain is likely to become persistent

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 12:00am

An Australian research team has developed a model to predict whether a person with acute back pain is likely to go on to develop persistent back pain (lasting for longer than three months).

Schizophrenia prevention moves a step closer

Monday, 16 May 2016 - 10:24am

Several new neurobiological markers have been identified that may reveal early signs a person has an increased risk of developing schizophrenia or a related disorder, a new study reveals.

Top 5 Under 40: Giving a voice to voice to Australia's new generation of science thinkers

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 2:52pm

Applications are open for #top5under40 — a national search for early-career researchers under the age of 40 who have a flair and passion for communicating their vital work.

Grant awarded to Dr Muireann Irish to explore the loss of the experience of pleasure in dementia

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 1:00pm

Dr Muireann Irish has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation to explore the nature and extent of anhedonia across dementia syndromes.

Chronic pain and the brain

Monday, 14 March 2016 - 11:48am

NeuRA researchers Prof Lorimer Moseley, Dr Sylvia Gustin and
Dr Tasha Stanton spoke with ABC Radio National's Lynne Malcolm for the All In

Step training may reduce fall risk for the elderly

Thursday, 4 February 2016 - 12:17pm

NeuRA's Prof Stephen Lord is featured in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reporting on research into fall risk and how elderly people may benefit from exercises des

Study gives insight into biology of schizophrenia

Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 3:35am

Researchers have gained an insight into the biology of schizophrenia and the factors that can increase the risk of developing it.

Genes help determine patients' responses to bipolar medication

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 8:30am

For the first time scientists have identified genetic markers that can predict whether a patient will respond to bipolar disorder medication, providing new insight into how mood stabilising drugs work

Changes in brain associated with chronic back pain

Friday, 15 January 2016 - 2:00pm

Chronic back pain researcher, Dr James McAuley, was involved in an international study that examined the relationship between chronic back pain and the volume of grey matter in particular areas of the

Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep quality in patients with refractory breathlessness

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 - 9:45am

Congratulations to Assoc Professor Danny Eckert, Dr Rodrigo Martins and the NeuRA Sleep and Breathing Lab team on the acceptance of their manuscript, "Effects of low dose morphine on perceived sleep q

Why time flies

Monday, 4 January 2016 - 12:36pm

On New Year’s Day, Assoc Prof Olivier Piguet appeared on ABC radio to chat with Sydney 702 presenter Dan Ilic about that curious feeling we often get as we grow older that each passing year seems to f

Researchers call for action on child motorcycle and quad deaths

Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 9:45am

With the expected release today of the NSW Coroner’s Report into nine quad bike deaths, researchers are calling for children who ride motorbikes, quads and other off road vehicles to participate in a

What is pain?

Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 8:29am

What is pain? It might seem like an easy question. The answer, however, depends on who you ask.

Displacement continues to impact urban based Aboriginal communities

Monday, 16 November 2015 - 12:23pm

Leading Australian researcher into the mental health and well-being of Australia’s ageing population, NeuRA's Prof Tony Broe, says urban based Aboriginal people, like their remote counterparts, are st

What's the fuss about the medical research future fund?

Monday, 19 October 2015 - 12:05pm

The question “What’s the fuss?” will ring out around Australia in weeks to come thanks to today’s launch of a new community-led campaign to promote the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the impo

Identifying genetic factors in bipolar disorder

Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 12:37pm

Researchers at Garvan, Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Australia are embarking on a collaborative project to sequence the genomes of family groups living with bipolar disorder.

Brain navigator a NSW winner

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 6:00pm

The 2015 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering have recognised the achievements and contribut

Dementia—hopes and imaginings

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 11:53am

Dementia affects around 350,000 Australians. Whilst there’s still no cure, a better insight into the experience of dementia can help to improve the care and quality of life for those affected.

Doctors call for action on child motorcycle and quad deaths

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 11:45am

Doctors are calling for children who ride motorbikes, quads and other off road vehicles to participate in a new study aimed at preventing crashes and serious injury.

Dr Muireann Irish is awarded a prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowship

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 11:02am

Congratulations to Dr Muireann Irish, a cognitive neuroscientist at NeuRA and UNSW, who has been awarded one of four L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships.