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Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia are pioneering opioid-free treatments for those living with chronic pain

Monday, 24 July 2017: Following reports of an increase in accidental overdose from prescription opioids, researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Dr James McAuley and Dr Sylvia Gustin, have highlighted that this does not need to be the case identifying advances in drug-free treatments for chronic pain. In a release published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) today analysing data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), it was reported that the rate of accidental deaths due to opioids is increasing and has more than doubled since 2007 among Australians aged 35 to 44. The NDARC report…

Child Safety and Health Experts Launch Australian-First Resource to Combat Injuries in Children

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, NSW Health, NeuRA, Kidsafe NSW, and European Child Safety Alliance join forces to reduce injuries, hospitalisations and deaths in children.   In Australia, injuries are still the number one cause of death among children over the age of one with a cost to the nation of over $212 million each year, and a mean cost per child of $3,119. In NSW alone, around 60 children (aged 1-16 years) die as a result of an unintentional injury, and a further 20,000 are hospitalised. In response, NSW child safety and health experts – from Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network,…

Dr Julie Brown honoured with NHMRC Research Excellence Award

NeuRA would like to congratulate Senior Research Fellow, Dr Julie Brown, who was last night honoured with a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Award in Canberra. Each year NHMRC provides over $800 million in funding for health and medical research in Australia. Awards are presented to the individuals or team leaders who were ranked by expert peer reviewers at the top of the list of applications to each NHMRC grant scheme in 2016. Joining NeuRA in 2005, Dr Brown has focussed her research on  translatable injury prevention solutions.  Injury is one of the world’s leading public health problems, killing…

NeuRA Awards 2017

NeuRA would like to congratulate the following students and postdoctoral researchers recognised at the scholarships and awards event yesterday.   Oliver Watkeys Edward C Dunn Foundation Post-Graduate Scholarship Helen Cai NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Aidan Cashin NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Hanna Hensen NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Cynthia Lee NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Hayley North NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Edel O’Hagan NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Ian Skinner NeuRA Postgraduate Scholarship 2017 Philippa Ditton-Phare Daniel Beck Memorial Award for Schizophrenia Research Ashleigh Osborne Daniel Beck Memorial Award for Schizophrenia Research Alexander Volkerling Helen & Emanuel Poteris Award For Dementia Research Dr Rodrigo…

Unlocking the Reasons for Chronic Pain

NeuRA Senior Neuroscientists, Dr Sylvia Gustin and Dr James McAuley, are undertaking a brand new research program to unlock information around the reasons for chronic pain.

Errors in child car seat use putting lives at risk, experts warn

Bayleigh McIntosh from Sydney’s east knows the risk if her child car restraint isn’t buckled snug and tight: “If you are in crash you will fall out a window,” the five-year-old said. Properly secured and in the right child car seat for her age, a child like Bayleigh is the safest occupant in the car, said pediatric surgeon Susan Adams, director of surgery with The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Yet Dr Adams has treated children who were severely injured in “horrific preventable crashes” with broken necks, backs and internal injuries because of errors in how they were restrained. Experts say the…