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Poor diet high in fat and sugar causes the same brain changes as seen in drug addiction
Is junk food addictive?
Professor Ashley Bush and Dr Ya Hui Hung hope their work investigating a rare, genetic and fatal disease called Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C), also known as ‘childhood Alzheimer’s’, will lead to drugs to treat young people afflicted with the condition. This research will also have important implications in the search for an Alzheimer’s cure.
“Seeing our own stories reflected through the eyes of others can make our own travails both more real and more bearable, because they take us outside the situation and allow us to view them from a distance. They also allow us to feel.” Andrew Stafford.
Why does stroke cause dementia? Can we prevent it? A $6 million grant will allow a large team of researchers to answer an important question: Can we prevent a person who has suffered a stroke from slipping into dementia?
Kel Glare joining forces to improve stroke treatments
On May 27th, the Florey was proud to present an evening at the Melbourne Town Hall with Dr Norman Doidge, author of "The Brain That Changes Itself" and "The Brain's Way of Healing". After an oration by Dr Doidge, a panel of Florey's most accomplished professors took to the stage "in conversation" with Norman, discussing brain plasticity.
Dr Brad Turner who heads the MND Laboratory was recently awarded a $3M research grant from the Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation to accelerate his team's quest to find effective treatments and a cure for MND.
The Florey congratulates the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Award winners. The awards wereannounced at a luncheon in Sydney on 26 February 2015, in front of a sold out audience of more than 400 women and men, including guest speaker, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Five of Melbourne’s largest medical research institutes have launched a new partnership to tackle the problem of the underrepresentation of women among Australia’s science leaders.