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Sydney Science Festival at NeuRA

NeuRA becomes part of Sydney Science Festival hosting key neuroscience events in-house.

Assoc Prof Danny Eckert comments on the Sleep Health Foundation report

A Deloitte report commissioned by the Sleep Heath Foundation has been released on the truly staggering cost that lack of sleep inflicts on the nation each year. Assoc Prof Danny Eckert comments on the report launched this week in the parliament in Canberra. Assoc Prof Eckert said that one of the lesser well-known causes of sleep problems is due to people commuting further to travel to and from work. “And almost 20 per cent of Australians are shift workers, he said, You could really benefit from a short nap during the day, between 10 to 20 minutes, to optimise performance….

Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia have identified new evidence for a pain personality

Thursday, 10 August 2017: Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Macquarie University have identified new evidence for a pain personality in a review of 120 years of research which will be published in October 2017 in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Exploring the relationship between pain and personality is a new frontier in understanding the complexity of Pain, in a larger research project being led by Dr Sylvia Gustin at NeuRA.  Understanding pain, and why some people respond differently to treatment, may offer a new dialogue for people suffering from pain. The review by Naylor, Boag, and Gustin provides important…

How Well Do Your Arms and Hands Work?

A look at NeuRA’s development of gold standard diagnostic tools for motor impairment. NeuRA’s ‘Physiological Profiling Assessment’ (PPA) is widely recognised as a “gold standard” diagnostic tool for quantifying fall risk and the physiological capacity of the lower limb. The PPA is a series of simple tests, including measures of leg strength, skin and proprioceptive sensation, and standing balance. The combined results for a person provide a signature of their motor impairment and risk of falling. As part of the NHMRC funded Program on Motor Impairment, Prof Stephen Lord and Prof Simon Gandevia are now adapting this ground-breaking physiological pro…

New Youth Research Program

Linkage of data from over 87,000 young people helps to determine risk factors in schizophrenia.

Falls Prevention Exercise – vital for elderly across Winter

Commenting on the importance of balance management in the over 65 age group Assoc Prof Kim Delbaere says, “deterioration of balance is due to a number of aging issues, but can be assisted by doing a series of simple in-home exercises.
Assoc Prof Delbaere is the creator of the standing tall program at NeuRA.