Concussion Initiative - Sydney Swans

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The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated
to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries.
Established in 1970 by neurologists and neurosurgeons, the Brain Foundation funds merit-based, ground breaking research projects that aim to advance diagnoses, treatment and patient outcomes.

Headache & Migraine Week

Headache & Migraine Week

6-13 September 2018

Headache Australia invites you to participate in public seminars for headache and migraine. These are live in-person events with headache experts across Australia.


The directory lists disorders, diseases and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, and contain a brief description of each condition.

Brain Tumour / Cancer

Brain Tumour / Cancer

Please help us establish the first Brain Cancer Biobank to enable access to tissue material for researchers.
Donate to Brain Cancer Biobank Fund

There are almost 1,900 new cases of Brain Cancer each year in Australia.

Healthy Brain

The Healthy Brain Program, an initiative of the Brain Foundation, aims to assist Australians to keep their brains healthy into old age, through the provision of community education and research.

Healthy Brain

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In 2018 we awarded 21 grants, including the Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Award.

Our Award Ceremony was held on Monday October 29 in Sydney.

Congratulations to all the recipients of 2018 Brain Foundation Research Gift Awards.

Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Award

The role of brain connectivity in post stroke function and recovery

Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Award
Dr Brenton Hordacre
University of Adelaide

Chronic Headache and Migraine

Nerve excitability studies in familial hemiplegic migraine

Funded by North West Committee of the Brain Foundation

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A/Professor Karl Ng
Royal North Shore Hospital


Cognitive decline following spinal cord injury: Does neuroinflammation play a role?

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Dr Anna Leonard
University of Adelaide


Blocking ROCK2 to improve recovery from brain injury

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Dr Jana Vukovic
University of Queensland


Assessing brain based recovery in children with concussion following brain stimulation

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Dr Kartik Iyer
University of Queensland


Fluid flow in spinal cord cysts

Sarah Hemsley face
Dr Sarah Hemley
Macquarie University


Promoting peripheral nerve regeneration by inhibiting a gene, miRNA-23a

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Dr Rabia Islam
Deakin University

Paediatric Neurology

Targeting Lin28 for the control of childhood medulloblastoma

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Dr Iman Azimi
University of Tasmania

Neuromuscular Disease

Screen for OSA in MS-related fatigue

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Dr Rodrigo Tomazini Martins
Eastern Health, Box Hill Hospital

Neuromuscular Disease

Measuring changes in brain tissue volume over time using MRI in a group of MS patients

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Dr Heidi Beadnall
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Neuromuscular Disease

Creating a biobank for children with nerve disorders

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Dr Michelle Farrar
University of NSW

Neuromuscular Disease

Early diagnosis of amyloid- and paraprotein- associated neuropathies

Antonia Carroll
Dr Antonia Carroll
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney


How the brain controls the heart and blood vessels in epilepsy

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Professor Vaughan Macefield
Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute


The development and management of post-traumatic epilepsy

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Dr Joshua Laing
Monash University


Defining the clinical features of antibody associated epilepsy

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Dr Lisa Gillinder
Mater Centre for Neurosciences

Brain Tumours

The role of immune cells and a cell membrane protein in human brain tumours - a bed to bench side study

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Dr Mastura Monif
Royal Melbourne Hospital

Cerebral Diseases

Thrombotic nanodisks to block abnormal blood vessels in brain

Dr Zhenjun Zhao
Macquarie University

Parkinson's Disease

"Cage fighting" for Parkinson's Disease: How can we prevent the spread of abnormal proteins?

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Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino
University of Adelaide

Alzheimer's and Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases

ALS progression: multimodal approach to assessing cortical dysfunction

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Dr Parvathi Menon
University of Sydney

Alzheimer's and Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases

Cell-free DNA profiling in cases and disease-mimics to develop a biomarker test for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Dr Fleur Garton
University of Queensland

Alzheimer's and Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases

Alzheimer type protein deposition in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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A/Professor Amy Brodtmann
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

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