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People want politicians out of research grant funding decisions

Press release December 17, 2018
Australians overwhelming want politicians out of the decision-making process for approvals of research grants, according to new findings.

Neuroscientist discovers potential treatment for 'chemobrain'

Press release December 7, 2018
Neuroscience Research Australia In a discovery that could one day help breast cancer patients, Dr Adam Walker from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW Sydney has found a potential treatment for ‘chemobrain’, a condition that affects up to 60 per cent of women after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.[i]

Professor Lynne Bilston elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Press release October 30, 2018
Professor Lynne Bilston of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) Professor Lynne Bilston of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its recent annual meeting.

Friend or foe: how do you feel about the insects and spiders living in your home?

Press release October 24, 2018
Do you love or loathe your creepy-crawly house guests? Are you an insecticide at the ready kind of person? Or do you take a more live and let live approach? Researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Sydney want to know about the insects and spiders living in and around your home, how you feel about them, and what you do to control them. By taking part in their survey, you will help them develop guidelines for people to effectively and safely manage insects and spiders around their homes.

Young cancer survivors at greater risk of mental health disorders

Press release October 2, 2018
Young cancer survivors are at greater risk of poor mental health, a new UNSW study shows. The research could help inform future interventions for survivors.

Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours responsible for 45,000 cases of bowel cancer in next decade: new research

Press release September 24, 2018
A UNSW study has shown that a large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.

Feeling stressed? Pick up a book Research shows that reading can reduce stress levels by 68%

Press release September 17, 2018
It comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you, but did you know that reading can reduce stress more quickly than having a cup of tea?

Disclosure documents don't help people choose better insurance: ground-breaking research finds

Press release September 16, 2018
Government mandated insurance disclosure doesn’t help people make purchasing decisions.

Schizophrenia Breakthrough: Australian Research Discovery

Press release September 13, 2018
MD3119031 In one of the biggest breakthroughs in schizophrenia research in recent times, Professor Cynthia Shannon Weickert at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has identified immune cells in greater amounts in the brains of some people with schizophrenia. The study published today in Molecular Psychiatry has the potential to transform global schizophrenia research and open new avenues for developing targeted immune cell therapies.