2017 Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is March 13 – 19, 2017 Be a host for BIG TRIVIA. Big Trivia is how you can do your bit for Australians with brain disease and injury. Get your friends and family around, test your brain power, and raise money for brain research. By becoming a Big Trivia host, we can… Read more »

Additional Disorder Information

This information was compiled by successful and non-successful applicants applying for our research grants in the years 2012-2014 as a condition of the application process.   Disclaimer:  The information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing healthcare professionals. A B C D E F… Read more »

Brain Tumour Award

Brain Tumour Award funded by Brian Quilty Memorial Fund, Carol & Stacey Buckley and Phyllis Edith Chard Estate Vestibular-postural responses in pre and post operative follow-up of cerebellopontine angle tumours. Dr Miriam Welgampola Central Clinical School, University of Sydney Co-Investigator: Professor Brian L. Day   Vestibular schwannomas are slow-growing tumors arising from the vestibular nerve…. Read more »

Brain Foundation Research

The Brain Foundation 2017 Research Gift Program is now closed. New in 2017: Motor Neurone Fellowship   New May 2017: US Migraine Research Fund Opportunity   Imagine not being able to talk to people, or not understand what they’re saying because your speech centres have been affected by stroke. Or not being able to walk because… Read more »

Brain Injury Award

PROJECT SUMMARY: Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in adults. An ischaemic stroke occurs when there is a blood clot occurring in a vessel in the brain, causing death of neurons and other brain cells due to lack of oxygen and glucose. Clotting occurs when the coagulation… Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injury Award

PROJECT SUMMARY: This project seeks to investigate a potential therapeutic antibody (MAR-1) that can limit the damage of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents the major cause of death in young individuals in industrialised countries. Despite the improvement of neurosurgical procedures as well as critical care management, morbidity and mortality are still high…. Read more »

Brain Tumour / Cancer

Brain tumours affect people of all ages. There are almost 1,400 new cases of malignant brain tumours in Australia each year and many more benign brain tumours that can be just as deadly if the tumour is in a vital area of the brain. More than 1,200 people die each year from malignant and benign brain… Read more »