Completed Research

Feb 12-2013 By

Completed Research Our researchers are hard at work on the projects you helped fund.The final reports of the studies that have been completed – MORE COMING SOON. Final reports for 2012 research grants. Final reports for 2011 research grants.

Vegetative State

Jan 21-2013 By

Vegetative State (Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome) Description A vegetative state is when a person is awake but showing no signs of awareness. On recovery from the coma state, VS/UWS is characterised by the return of arousal without signs of awareness. In contrast, a coma is a state that lacks both awareness and wakefulness. Absence of awareness… Read more »

Minimally Conscious State

Dec 18-2012 By

Minimally Conscious State Description The minimally conscious state is a defined as severely altered consciousness in which minimal but definite, sustained and/or reproducible behavioral evidence of awareness of self or environment is demonstrated. The person may have periods where they can communicate or respond to commands, such as moving a finger when asked. A person may enter… Read more »


Newsletter Summer 2012

Dec 12-2012 By

brainWAVES The Newsletter of the Brain Foundation. Summer 2012 2012 Research Grant Results and Christmas Edition The Directors and Staff of the Brain Foundation would like to sincerely thank our supporters and wish you all the very best for the upcoming holiday season. This year we are glad to announce that we were able to award… Read more »