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  1. Top leadership scholarship for Prof. Julie Bernhardt


    The Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash,in partnership with Chief Executive Women (CEW), today announced thewinners of two scholarships for senior executive women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries.

  2. Research sheds new light on possible causes of parkinson’s


    To coincide with World Parkinson’s Day, Parkinson’s Victoria has released the key findings of a joint Monash University and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health report uncovering the prevalence of Parkinson’s in a cluster of rural Victorian areas, which highlights the need for further research.

  3. Collingwood and the Florey: kicking goals for brain health


    The Collingwood Football Club is kicking goals for brain health to launch a new community partnership between the Florey and the Pies in an effort to raise funds for brain research. The brainchild of Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire, the Pies’ Round 2 match against Richmond celebrates the club’s commitment to help the Florey beat brain diseases like…

  4. "Bionic spinal cord" may help paralysed patients to walk again


    New device to get people with paralysis back on their feet. Melbourne medical researchers have created a new "bionic spinal cord", giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again with the power of thought.

  5. Poor diet high in fat and sugar causes the same brain changes as seen in drug addiction


    Poor diet high in fat and sugar causes the same brain changes as seen in drug addiction

  6. Niemann-Pick Type C disease provides clues to crack Alzheimer's Disease


    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.

  7. Christmas Appeal 2015


    “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.

  8. Major funding boost for dementia research


    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?

  9. Helping to solve our community’s medical problems


    Kel Glare joining forces to improve stroke treatments

  10. The Florey presents an evening with Dr Norman Doidge


    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.

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