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Child Car Restraints – What parents are still doing wrong.

Professor Lynne Bilson commented on the Today Show this morning (19 September 2017) about the lack of knowledge in the community when it comes to correctly fitting a child car seat restraint. Here is a video, from the Sydney Morning Herald, of Prof Lynne Bilston demonstrating how to fit a car seat properly. For more information on the best way to safely restrain your child in the car at all ages, see the National Car Restraint Best Practice Guidelines.

The $1Billion Cost to the Nation If Hip Fracture Care Standards for Older Australians Are Not Improved

Friday, 15 September 2017: The Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry based at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), today released its 2017 report highlighting the current care provided to older Australians and New Zealanders who break their hip. In 2016 there were close to 22,000 hip fractures in Australia alone with an estimated cost of $908 million.  Professor Jacqueline Close, Geriatrician and Co-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry said injury is among the leading causes of hospitalisation in older Australians. “With Australia’s ageing population, the number of hip fractures each year is estimated to rise to…

First International Motor Impairment Conference

NeuRA will host the first International Motor Impairment Conference in Sydney Australia, to bring together the brightest minds working on Motor Impairment from all over world.  This 3-day international meeting will be held in November 2018 and will focus on all aspects of Motor Impairment from basic research through translational medicine to clinical trials. Venue:  Crowne Plaza, Coogee Dates: Monday 26 November – Wed 28 November 2018 For more information visit: To register your interest visit:

Maltreatment in Early childhood May Impair Development

Wednesday, 6 September 2017: Researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW, in collaboration with the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), have shown that children exposed to maltreatment before age 5 years showed a greater likelihood of developmental vulnerabilities in their early childhood years, relative to non-maltreated children.  The study led by Associate Professor Melissa Green used data from 68,000 children in NSW, of whom 2000 had been exposed to substantiated reports of maltreatment between the period of birth to five years of age. Assoc Prof Green identified the early life period (before age five years) is one of…

NeuRA Leads Research Collaboration to Decode Bipolar Disorder With $2.46Million Grant

A collaborative research project led by Dr Jan Fullerton has received a $2.46 million funding grant announced today by the NSW Government.

Sydney Science Festival at NeuRA

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