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Neuroscientist discovers potential treatment for ‘chemobrain’

In a discovery that could one day help breast cancer patients, Dr Adam Walker from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW Sydney has found a potential treatment for ‘chemobrain’, a condition that affects up to 60 per cent of women after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Rethinking HIV and ageing

The first generation of people with HIV in Australia and around the world, infected decades ago, are now growing old. Dr Lucette Cysique, the NeuroHIV Group Leader at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), has identified an urgent need for extra resources for the cognitive and mental health care of ageing HIV positive populations. By 2020, 40 per cent of the Australian HIV population will have reached their 60s due to the success of combined antiretroviral treatment, enabling those infected to live almost as long as the general population. However, the ageing HIV population lives with a greater age-related disease burden compared…

Neuroscientist discovers hidden region in the human brain

World-renowned cartographer of the brain, Scientia Professor George Paxinos AO, from NeuRA has discovered a hidden region of the human brain. The region is found near the brain-spinal cord junction and Professor Paxinos has named it the Endorestiform Nucleus.

Australia needs to prioritise sleep to improve health and productivity of the nation

Four out of 10 Australians do not get enough sleep. Professor Danny Eckert, Director of the Sleep Program at NeuRA is calling for a $200 million strategic investment into sleep health over the next 5-10 years to be funded by the Medical Research Futures Fund.

World’s first international motor impairment conference to be held in Sydney, Australia

The first international conference on motor impairment will begin in Sydney, Australia on Monday, September 26. The three-day conference brings together leaders in motor impairment from around the globe, with world-renowned researchers from the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands as well as Australia, who will be speaking at the event.

Better labelling on child car restraints could increase correct usage by up to 27%

Friday 9 November 2018: In a study released at the Safety 2018 World Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Associate Professor Julie Brown from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Science at UNSW, revealed research statistics that show improved design of child restraint instructional materials could increase correct use by up to 27 per cent, saving lives and preventing injuries. Associate Professor Julie Brown revealed that nearly half of Australian parents using restraints are using them incorrectly, increasing the risk of serious injury to children by up to three times. “Research undertaken at NeuRA identified a…