NeuRA Magazine #26


The Spring 2018 issue of the NeuRA Magazine (#26) highlights a recent breakthrough in schizophrenia research led by Professor Cyndi Shannon Weickert.

It also features:

  • Novel treatment for inflammations induced depression with Dr Adam Walker
  • Critical Hip Fracture report that highlights the osteoporosis care gap with Professor Jacqueline Close
  • Breakthrough in cleft palate research for babies with Associate Professor Tony Roscioli
  • News story: Can we live to 150? With Professor Peter Schofield

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Enjoy and thanks for all your interest and support of our critical work in Neuroscience here at NeuRA.

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