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NEWS AND MEDIA

New standards to be developed following trampoline safety study

NeuRa researchers have begun talks with indoor trampoline park operators and Standards Australia to develop a new set of industry-wide safety guidelines for the popular venues.

Infant restraints best for smaller babies

Restraints in infant car seats fit most newborns poorly, and low-birthweight infants in particular may not be well protected.

Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to people with dementia

What is the best way to respond to the repetitive questions asked by someone with dementia? Occupational Therapist Claire O’Connor offers some insight.

Artistic skills emerge as dementia progresses

NeuRA study confirms anecdotal evidence that creative skills such as painting, drawing, or singing can emerge or improve in people with Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.

Gene provides new target for Alzheimer’s disease treatment

A recent study by Dr Scott Kim revealed that the ABCA7 gene plays a protective role in the brain by “gobbling up” amyloid-beta, one of the causative proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

We need to talk about the bad science being funded

The reproducibility crisis in science tarnishes public belief and has serious consequences for governments and philanthropic agencies that fund research, writes NeuRA Deputy Director Prof Simon Gandevia.