NeuRA Magazine #21

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

The Winter 2017 issue provides a look into our research in Alzheimer’s, and chronic pain. It also says thanks to all those who played in our Bridge for Brains month in May. We launch the NeuRA Digital Portal, our online research library with the first volume being the Schizophrenia Library and meet Associate Professor Danny Eckert of the NeuRA Sleep and Breathing Lab to update us on his team’s work on sleep apnoea. We also touch base with Dr Anna Hudson, one of our young researchers working in the area of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Don’t forget to watch some of our video content supporting articles in this months magazine.  Finally a huge thanks for your continued support – it is our vision to prevent and cure diseases and disability of the brain and nervous system.

 

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FEEL THE BUZZ IN THE AIR? US TOO.

During three decades on Australian television, two simple words brought us to attention.

‘Hello daaaahling’. Outrageous, flamboyant, iconic – Jeanne Little captivated Australians everywhere with her unique style, cockatoo shrill voice and fashion sense. "Mum wasn't just the life of the party, she was the party.” Katie Little, Jeanne’s daughter remembers. This icon of Australian television brought a smile into Australian homes. Tragically, today Jeanne can't walk, talk or feed herself. She doesn't recognise anyone, with a random sound or laugh the only glimpse of who she truly is. Jeanne Little has Alzheimer's disease. The 1,000 Brains Study NeuRA is very excited to announce the 1,000 Brains Study, a ground-breaking research project to identify the elements in our brains that cause life-changing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other dementias. This study will focus on the key unresolved question: why do some of us develop devastating neurodegenerative diseases, while others retain good brain health? The study will compare the genomes of people who have reached old age with healthy brains against the genomes of those who have died from neurodegenerative diseases, with post mortem examination of brain tissue taking place at NeuRA’s Sydney Brain Bank. More information on the study can be found here. Will you please support dementia research and the 1,000 Brains Study and help drive the future of genetics research in Australia? https://youtu.be/q7fTZIisgAY
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