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A variance in four genes has been identified in a significant proportion of people affected by cleft lip and palate, in research led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney.

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Sufferers of chronic low back pain can look forward to a safe and side effect-free way to ease their discomfort, thanks to a team including UNSW researchers.

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With falls and fractures a leading cause of hospitalisation in seniors, NeuRA and UNSW medical researcher Kim Delbaere has developed an exercise-based fall prevention app to support older people living at home. 

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Research led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney has received more than $3 million in federal funding to improve treatment for dementia in Indigenous Australians.

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UNSW faculties of Medicine and Engineering are investing nearly $2m in four clincally-led biomedical engineering initatives that will help address major health problems.

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Launching in Mental Health Week, the NeuRA Talks seminar series will feature world class scientists and breakthrough mental health research.

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UNSW Professor Ian Harris and Conjoint Professor Jacqueline Close, based at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), have been awarded for their work to improve care for hip fracture patients.

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Professor Kaarin Anstey will lead an innovative multi-disciplinary team addressing ageing when she joins UNSW and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) next year.

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Unpicking how brain proteins interact may create new strategies to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease, write Arne Ittner and Lars Ittner.

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For the first time scientists have identified genetic markers that can predict whether a patient will respond to bipolar disorder medication, providing new insight into how mood stabilising drugs work.

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