NeuRA creates a free, quarterly magazine available to supporters as well as scientists, medical professionals and anyone else interested in the latest research findings of our institute. You can read each issue online by clicking on the image, a PDF version is available for each magazine. Click here to access a complete magazine archive.
In the Spring 2017 issue we are reminded about the importance of research and the legacy we can leave by volunteering, not just during our life, but also on our passing. NeuRA is home to the Sydney Brain Bank, where our scientists work in conjunction with researchers around the world to provide critical tissue samples required for research into Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain. We chat with Associate Professor Melissa Green about her work on the risk factors for mental illness, and also take a look into the important work understanding the risk of falls in people with Parkinson’s Disease with members of the Falls, Balance and Injury group. We also recap the launch of the Child Safety Good Practice Guide. To read the PDF click here. Sydney Science Festival comes to NeuRA Are you getting enough sleep? Leaving a Legacy of Discovery
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. To read the pdf click here.
This issue offers an amazing amount of hope to those affected by Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. We meet three researchers - brothers Dr Arne Ittner and Prof Lars Ittner, and Dr Nic Dzamko - whose work presents us with new information about the early stages of both diseases. Crucially these new realisations have the potential to reveal how we might better treat them. It's early days yet, but these research paths hold incredible promise. This issue also looks at the benefits that are gained when people who have had a stroke use a Wii-based rehabilitation therapy, and we touch base with some of our young researchers working in the areas of back pain and injury prevention in children. Click here for pdf.
The Summer 2016 issue of the NeuRA Magazine (#19) catches up with Dr Bill Brooks to find out the latest information regarding the DIAN study. We spend time with Prof Vaughan Macefield to become familiar with the innovative technique he uses to understand how the brain influences blood pressure. New research has provided further evidence for subgroups of people with schizophrenia; we find out what this means for treatments. Dr Julie Brown shares why child injury prevention is so important and the policy changes that have been introduced as a result of her research, and we find out what new information our young researchers are bringing to the field of stroke recovery and autism research. To read the PDF click here.