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Neuroscience

High-profile appointment.

The Kolling Institute’s Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue will join a dynamic group of Australian leaders on the new National Health and Medical Research Council. Professor Sue has been appointed to the high profile body for a three-year term until June 2024. A record number of women are represented on the new council, including chair and internationally-renowned researcher Profes.....
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Category: Research Excellence

Living with  Parkinson's disease.

As a single mum of four children, Jo Makamaka is juggling many responsibilities. She is not complaining though, just cherishing the opportunity to look after her children and take part in a host of activities which were not always within her reach. Jo first saw a neurologist in her early-20s in response to a collection of unusual symptoms, but it was not until many years later that she w.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

World-leading research in the spotlight.

The Neuroscience and Pain Research Showcase provided a timely opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of expertise across this priority research area at the Kolling. Co-ordinated by Professors Paul Glare and Lisa Harvey, the online event attracted more than 250 people. A diverse range of presentations focused on the cutting-edge research targeting mitochondrial disease, psychiatric disord.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology

Researchers to improve diagnosis for genetic disorders .

Kolling researchers will drive a large, national research project to improve diagnostic rates for those with mitochondrial diseases and broaden treatment pathways. A $3 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund is being invested in the project, which will involve clinicians, researchers and diagnostic scientists from a host of organisations including the Kolling and the Murdoch.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

High tech project offers hope for Parkinson’s treatment.

Kolling researchers are set to lead a ground-breaking project to identify new drug therapies for those with Parkinson's disease. The project has been made possible following Federal Government funding through the National Drug Discovery Centre. Senior Kolling researcher Dr Daniel Whiten has welcomed the announcement, saying the funding will help our team translate our scientific progress.....
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Category: Funding support

First Australian imaging technology to deliver research windfall.

An exciting project between the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District will see a $15 million, revolutionary scanner installed at Royal North Shore Hospital, greatly improving patient care and research capabilities. Australia’s first Total Body Positron Emission Tomography (TB-PET) scanner will produce faster and higher quality whole-body PET/CT scans, with l.....
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Category: World-leading technology

Executive Director joins elite group of Australian health professionals .

Congratulations to the Kolling’s Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue, elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her outstanding contribution to health and medical research in Australia. Professor Sue is part of a distinguished group recognised for their personal achievement, outstanding leadership and continuing involvement in health and medi.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Kolling researchers join global search for new insights into Parkinson’s disease.

Kolling Institute researchers will help drive an exciting international project to identify the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease and new ways to treat the debilitating disorder. The program will bring together leading researchers from Sweden, the United States and Australia after a $12.5 million grant from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s initiative, which will be administered.....
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Category: Funding support

Research identifies health impact of traffic accidents.

More than 40 per cent of people injured in a traffic accident are psychologically distressed one month after their accident, with many of those suffering depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms. The research forms part of the latest findings into the physical and emotional impact of motor vehicle crash injuries by the team from the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. Fro.....
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Category: Research Excellence