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NeuRA researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Prize

Dementia researcher Dr Muireann Irish received the prestigious 2016 NSW Early Career Researcher of the Year. Dr Irish’s work has transformed how we understand and manage cognitive dysfunction in dementia.

Dr Muireann Irish wins Early Career Research award

Congratulations to Dr Muireann Irish, who has been awarded the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Fellowships awarded to Prof Simon Gandevia and Prof Rob Herbert

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomed Prof Simon Gandevia and Prof Rob Herbert as new fellows, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in research.

Why blood pressure changes in long-lasting pain

A new study from NeuRA has uncovered the underlying brain mechanisms that cause some people to experience an increase in blood pressure after being exposed to long-lasting pain, while others experience a decrease.

Sleep apnoea not just a problem for obese people

A new study has found that just over half of people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) aren’t obese and the cause of sleep apnoea, for those that fall into the normal and overweight BMI category, is different and thus requires a different treatment.

Why psychology lost its soul: everything comes from the brain

As a neuroscientist and psychologist, Prof George Paxinos has no use for the soul. On the contrary, all functions attributable to this kind of soul can be explained by the workings of the brain.