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A modified form of the Relaxin hormone developed by Florey scientists appears to be safe, cheap to manufacture and has significant anti-fibrotic capabilities, which could have major implications for treating fibrotic diseases like asthma and heart disease.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Poor diet high in fat and sugar causes the same brain changes as seen in drug addiction
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