Rare Brain Disorders

In past years our grant research applicants submitted, as part of their application, an essay about a disease or disorder of the brain.  These essays are in a variety of disorders and diseases, some of which we do not include as an entry in our main DISORDER list.  These essays contribute to the general pool of information we provide.  The essays are in PDF format.  Browse through the list or use the quick links below to jump to a section.

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    Rare Disorders (not in our main A-Z of Disorders section):

    Acquired Neuromyotonia – Jankelowitz Stacey

    Age-related macular degeneration – Hart

    Aggressive pituitary tumours- a challenge to predict and treat – McCormack

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – Blizzard Catherine

    Angelman Syndrome – Moldrich Randal

    Arteriovenous Malformation – Zhao Zhenjun

    Autism Spectrum Disorders – Dr Ben Kamien

    Disorders of Consciousness – Keen Shannan

    Cauda Equina Syndrome – Boswell-Ruys Claire

    Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome – McMullan

    Cerebral Malaria – Pai Saparna

    Cerebral Oedema – Turner

    Chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairments- Johnston Ian

    Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy -Mathey and Pollard

    Chronic Neuropathic Pain – Austin

    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy-Gardner

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Saad Nagi

    Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection – Sampaio Hugo

    Cognition, Brain Volume and Diabetes – Dr Amy Brodtmann

    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – Dr Rebecca Nisbet

    Diabetic Neuropathy – West

    Frontotemporal lobe degeneration – Dr Anna King

    Gliobasltoma Stem Cells – Parat Marie-Odile

    Glioblastoma multiforme – Stringer

    Glioma – Graeber

    Gaucher Disease – Dr Diane Moujalled

    Heterotopic Ossification – Genet Francois

    Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy – Iyer Kartik

    Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia – Kumar Kishore

    Influenza associated encephalitis – Khandaker

    Injury to the nervous system – Pebay

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    Macular Degeneration – Lee Aven

    McArdle Disease – Nowak Kristen

    Meningitis – Ogunniyi Abiodun

    Muscular Dystrophy Type 2B – Dysferlinopathy – Dr Sandra Cooper

    Myasthenia gravis – Morsch

    Myotonic Dystrophy – Richards

    Nemaline-myopathy – Clarke Nigel

    Neurofibromatosis – Ng Wayne

    Neuropathic Pain – Moalem-Taylor

    Niemann-Pick Disease – Grubman

    Niemann-Pick type C disease – Ximing Du

    Myasthenia gravis – Dr Marco Morsch

    Rett Syndrome – Exciting new treatment strategies for Rett Syndrome: What we are learning from mouse models – Dr Ashleigh Smith

    Pick’s disease – Smid Scott

    Pituitary Tumours – Nichols A

    Pragmatic Language Disorder – O’Callaghan

    Prion diseases – Lewis Victoria

    Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – Bertram Kelly

    Retinal Scanning looking towards the future  – Martins Ralph

    Sleep Disorders in infants SIDS – Machaalani

    Spatial neglect – Loetscher Tobias

    Stimulation of stem cells for brain repair – Roulston Carli

    Temporomandibular Pain – Connor Mark

    The clinical aspects of RTT syndrome – Chrisodoulou John

    Vestibular Neuritis – Rosengren C

    Alzheimer’s Disease:

    Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time for a cure – Dr Bryce Vissel

    Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease – Belinda Brown

    The Role of Heat-Shock Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease – A/Prof Snezana Agatonovic-Krustrin

    Alzheimer’s Disease – A/Prof Meng Inn Chuah

    Alzheimers – Clinical characteristics of late-onset Alzherimer’s disease (LOAD) – A/Prof David Darby

    Alzheimer’s Disease – The early detection of Alzherimer’s disease – Mr Mitchell Goldsworthy

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr S Mojtaba Golzan

    Alzheimer’s – The on/off switch of a major disease gene in Alzheimer’s disease – Dr John Kwok

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Wei Ling Florence Lim

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Prof Roger TruscottAlzheimer’s Disease – A Brief Overview – Dr Joseph Nicolazzo

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Adele Woodhouse

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Blood biomarkers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Veer Bala Gupta

    Clinical characteristics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) – Dr Amy Brodtmann

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr Helen Macpherson

    Alzheimer Disease – Ciccotosto

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Katsifis Andrew

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Szoeke

    Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia – Sohrabi

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Vissel

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Cooper Janine

    Alzheimer’s Disease – Roberto Cappai



    Aphasia – Finch

    Aphasia in single-language and bilingual individuals – Amanda Miller

    Bilingual Aphasia – Wagner Coulson

    Aphasia – Dr Renate Thienel


    Brain Tumour / Cancer (including Medulloblastoma):

    Brain Tumour/Cancer – Medulloblastoma enters the era of personalised medicine – Dr Daniel Gough

    Brain Cancer – The Basics – Rodney Luwor

    Brain Tumour – Advances in understanding and treating brain cancers – Dr Theo Mantamadiotis

    Brain Tumour – Maria Tsoli

    Brain Cancer – Meedeniya

    Brain Cancer Tumour – Hosein Abdel

    Brain Tumour – Cancer – Nowak Anna

    Brain Tumour – Luwor Rodney

    Brain Tumour – Munoz Lenka

    Brain Tumour – Siu

    Medulloblastoma – Ziegler David

    Medulloblastoma- Allan Kirsten


    Cerebral Palsy:

    The importance of monitoring hips in Cerebral Palsy – Gibson Noula

    Cerebral Palsy – O’Callaghan

    Cerebral Palsy – Wong

    Cerebral Palsy – Dystonia in children with cerebral palsy – Dr Adrienne Harvey

    Cerebral Palsy and Preterm Birth – Dr Carly Molloy



    Frontotemporal dementia – Dr Catherine Blizzard

    Dementia – An introduction to younger-onset dementia syndromes – Muireann Irish

    Frontotemporal Dementia: A spectrum of conditions – Dr Jeffrey Liddell

    Fronto-temporal Dementia – Darby


    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy:

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Launikonis

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – White Jason

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy – Michael Cheung



    Dystonia – An update on the pathophysiology of isolated focal dystonia – Dr Lynley Bradnam

    Dystonia – Bradnam Lynley



    Epilepsy – Prof Peter Blamey

    Epilepsy – Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy – Dr Marcus Gray

    Epilepsy – Therapeutic approaches to epileptogenisis – Min Chen

    Epilepsy – Comorbidities – Bone Health in Epilepsy – Dr Sandra Petty

    Epilepsy – Gilby

    Epilepsy – Irina Kharatishvili

    Epilepsy – Liu Shijie

    Epilepsy – Moorhouse Andrew

    Epilepsy – Ng Caroline

    Epilepsy – Yan Bernard

    Epilepsy_Vivash Lucy

    Surgery for Epilepsy- McIntosh Anne


    Huntington’s Disease:

    Huntington’s Disease  – AJ Hannan

    Huntington’s Disease – Thompson Jennifer

    Huntington’s Disease – An overview – Prof Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis


    Migraine and Headache:

    Migraine – Dr Andrew Bivard

    Migraine (without aura) – Dr Christine Barry

    Migraine – one day of many – A/Prof Allison McKendrick

    Migraine – Prof Lyn Griffiths

    Stress and Headache – Dr Stuart Cathcart

    Cluster Headache – Prof Paul Rolan

    Chronic -tension type headache: Brain changes in Headache – A/Prof MIchael Ridding

    Vestibular Migraine – What is vestibular migraine? – Dr Sally Rosengren

    Chronic tension-type headache – The biology of chronic tension-type headache: what’s new? – Dr Siobhan Schabrun

    Chronic Tension-Type Headaches – Dr Katia Ferrar

    Primary Stabbing Headache – Dr Hooi Ling Teoh

    Migraine – Griffiths Lyn

    Migraine – Zagami ABF

    Medication Overuse Headache – Paul Rolan


    Motor Neurone Disease:

    Motor Neuron Disease – Emma Devenney


    Multiple Sclerosis:

    Multiple Sclerosis – Yan Jun

    Multiple sclerosis _Kilpatrick Trevor

    Neuroprotection upon Multiple Sclerosis – Xiao Junhua


    Parkinson’s Disease:

    Prevalence, symptoms and prognosis in Parkinsons Disease – Dr Sherif Boulos

    Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Larisa Bobrovskaya & Ms Michaele Johnson

    Parkinson’s – LRRK2 – a target for development of novel therpeutic strategies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease – A/Prof Heung-Chin Cheng

    Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Carmelo Vicario

    Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Juliet Taylor

    Parkinson’s – Visual Hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease – Dr James Shine

    Parkinson’s – Sleep problems in Parkinson’s disease – Prof Malcolm Horne

    Parkinson’s – Korner Heinrich

    Parkinson’s Disease – Stratton Peter

    Parkinson’s Disease – Liu Karen

    Parkinson’s Disease – Fu YuHong

    Parkinson’s Disease- Huang Y

    Parkinson’s treatment – Vissel Bryce

    Treatment of Speech Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease – Murdoch Bruce

    Parkinson’s Disease – Thevathasan Wesley

    The use of cues for people with Parkinson’s – Liu Karen

    Emotional words and depression in Parkinsons_disease_Chenery Helen.pdf



    Schizophrenia – Anggono

    Schizophrenia – Moustafa Ahmed



    Stroke is a medical emergency – Ms Karen Borschmann

    Harnessing neuroplasticity after stroke – A/Prof Kristyn Bates

    Stroke Recovery – Ms Heidi Janssen

    Stroke – Acute Stroke – A Clinical Emergency – Dr Bill O’Brien

    Stroke – Living with Locked-in-Sydndrome – Sam Darvishi

    Stroke – Early intervention and long-term recovery – Dr Michelle McDonnell

    Stroke – What is it and what is its impact on patients and the community? – A/Prof Bruno Meloni

    Stroke – Working together to promote brain recovery – Dr Carli Roulston

    Stroke – Prof Paulette van Vliet

    Stroke – Dr Nawaf Yassi

    Stroke & Dementia – Brodtmann

    Stroke – Darvishi Sam

    Stroke – McNulty

    Stroke – Said Catherine

    Stroke – Spencer Sara

    Stroke – Vallence Ann-Maree

    Stroke – Yool Andrea

    Stroke and falls – Batchelor Frances

    Experiencing a mini stroke – Bivard

    Changes in movement and sensation after a stroke – Bowden Jocelyn

    Movement and Sensation after Stroke – Bowden

    Muscle synergies after stroke – Trinh Terry


    Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion:

    Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – A/Prof Cathy Catroppa

    Traumatic Brain Injury in Children – Dr Ali Crichton

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Pearl Chung

    Traumatic Brian Injury and the use of stimulants – Dr Priya Duggal

    Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – Mild traumatic brain injury in adolescents – Dr Celia Godfrey

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Understanding and managing traumatic brain injury – Prof Jennie Ponsford

    TBI – Childhood traumatic brain injury and long-term psychosocial outcomes – Ms Stefanie Rosema

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Current Advances in the Science of TBI’s – Dr Maithili Sashindranath

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Brain Injury and increased risk of Alzherimer’s disease – Dr Hamid R Sohrabi

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Andrew Weatherall

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Gavin Williams

    Concussion – An overview of concussion – Mr Stefan Dimou

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Christie

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Lannin Natasha

    Traumatic Brain Injury in Children – Crichton Ali

    Traumatic Brain Injury – Sashindranath Maithili

    Traumatic Brain Injury_-_Shultz_Sandy

    Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – Catroppa Cathy




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