Mental illness is responsible for one of the largest disease burdens in Australia. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder each affect around 1% of the population. NeuRA has active programs in these areas, as well as childhood developmental disorders such as autism.
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National Science Week celebrates science diversity. Following a degree in Medical Science, PhD student Jessica Lazarus continues her research journey in NeuRA’s PhD program. Heritable changes in gene expression that do not involve DNA coding sequence modifications are referred to as ‘epigenetic’. DNA methylation was the first discovered epigenetic mark, and remains the most studied. I will be using DNA […]
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