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Words that describe feelings lost in dementia

Thursday, 26 July 2012 - 11:03am

Dementia can affect a person’s ability to recognise the meaning of common emotional words such as ‘thrilled’ and ‘annoyed’, according to new research.

Governor Marie Bashir to recognise Sydney’s most talented young neuroscientists

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 3:17pm

Sydney’s future leaders in neuroscience research will shake hands with Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW at Neuroscience Research Australia’s annual scholarship ceremony.

Chronic pain distorts sufferers' sense of space and time

Monday, 23 July 2012 - 4:59pm

Einstein’s famous theory of relativity proposed that matter can distort space and time.

Video games can be good for your health

Thursday, 19 July 2012 - 2:03pm

Stroke patients once considered too disabled to regain function in their affected limbs are now showing signs of recovery because of a new therapy that utilises the Nintendo Wii.

Genetic tests for Alzheimer’s disease a comfort for the majority

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 - 3:47pm

Genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease can reduce anxiety for people, regardless of whether the test confirms a risk of developing the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease attacks body decades before diagnosis

Thursday, 12 July 2012 - 1:53am

Changes in spinal fluid and the brain have been observed up to 25 years before people with a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease actually show signs of this devastating disease.

Parents of 0-16 yo children needed for survey

Tuesday, 3 July 2012 - 4:03pm

NeuRA needs your help.

Recent comments regarding Alzheimer’s disease ‘ageist’, says dementia expert

Thursday, 28 June 2012 - 6:28pm

Recent comments reported by the Sydney Morning Herald describing Alzheimer’

The ‘Magellan’ of brain mapping elected to the Academy of Athens

Friday, 22 June 2012 - 2:12pm

A pioneering Australian brain mapper has been elected to the Academy of Athens, the chief scientific body of his birthplace, Greece.

NeuRA a founding member of The Health-Science Alliance

Friday, 22 June 2012 - 11:11am

Neuroscience Research Australia is part of a bold new idea in medical research that sees 11 research institutes, hospitals and universities form Australia's first Health-Science Alliance.

Broken heart, broken bones: Falls among elderly tied to depression

Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 12:17pm

A new NeuRA study has found that people suffering from depression are more likely to fall, pointing to a complex relationship between mental illness, a sense of balance, and falling in older people.


Modern mice pose a challenge for medical research

Friday, 8 June 2012 - 12:39pm

HAWAII--The environment in which laboratory mice are reared can drastically alter the results of experiments and may have major implications for medical research around the world, according to new Aus

Vehicle child safety top of agenda for culturally diverse Australians

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 - 4:28pm

Improving the quality of information available to culturally diverse families across NSW may improve child vehicle safety across the state, according to new research.

Musical study challenges long-held view of left brain-right brain split

Sunday, 3 June 2012 - 1:49pm

Ever been stuck in traffic when a feel-good song comes on the radio and suddenly your mood lightens?

NeuRA community talk in Bowral a success

Friday, 25 May 2012 - 6:45pm

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.

Dementia patients reveal how we construct a picture of the future

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 - 8:22am

Our ability to imagine and plan our future depends on brain regions that store general knowledge, new research shows.

NeuRA trailblazer recognised by leading international schizophrenia research group

Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 5:52pm

Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert, a widely-recognised trailblazer in the neuroscience of schizophrenia, has been appointed to the board of the Society for International Schizophrenia Research.

NeuRA's Wii-based stroke therapy to be featured on The Project

Monday, 14 May 2012 - 5:44pm

Stephanie woke one Saturday morning to find that she couldn't speak properly and collapsed shortly after having suffered a major stroke, at the age of 22.

Hip hip hooray - Research into booming hip fracture problem awarded

Monday, 14 May 2012 - 5:19pm

An Australian research team examining the care of hip fractures in older people has just secured highly competitive funding to investigate this growing problem.

NeuRA Profile 2012 out now

Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 9:56pm

The NeuRA Profile 2012 is now available online. We invite you to explore highlights of our research and discoveries.

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