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Genetic Repositories Australia (GRA)


The following documents and forms will be of use when requesting access to GRA Services and/or Materials.

GRA Access Policy (55KB, PDF)
This four-page document details the approved Access Policy of the GRA Facility. Download PDF

GRA Facility Access Application Form (62KB, DOC)
This two-page document must be completed to access GRA materials and/or services. Download DOC

GRA Services and Material Transfer Agreement (97KB, PDF)
This document details the specific conditions that apply to researchers that intend on submitting samples for processing and utilising the services of GRA and/or when requesting access to material (DNA and/or Cell Lines) that is available for distribution by GRA. Download PDF.

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The cold case of schizophrenia - broken wide open!

‘It is like they were miraculously healed!’’ Schizophrenia is diagnosed by clinical observation of behaviour and speech. This is why NeuRA researchers are working hard to understand the biological basis of the illness. Through hours of work and in collaboration with doctors and scientists here and around the world, NeuRA has made an amazing breakthrough. For the first time, researchers have discovered the presence of antibodies in the brains of people who lived with schizophrenia. Having found these antibodies, it has led NeuRA researchers to ask two questions. What are they doing there? What should we do about the antibodies– help or remove them? This is a key breakthrough. Imagine if we are treating schizophrenia all wrong! It is early days, but can you imagine the treatment implications if we’ve identified a new biological basis for the disease? It could completely change the way schizophrenia is managed, creating new treatments that will protect the brain. More than this, could we be on the verge of discovering a ‘curable’ form of schizophrenia? How you can help We are so grateful for your loyal support of schizophrenia research in Australia, and today I ask if you will consider a gift today. Or, to provide greater confidence, consider becoming a Discovery Partner by making a monthly commitment. We believe there is great potential to explore these findings. Will you help move today’s breakthrough into tomorrow’s cure? To read more about this breakthrough, click ‘read the full story’ below. You are also invited to read ‘Beth’s story’, whose sweet son Marcus lived with schizophrenia, by clicking here.