News from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Dear <<First Name>>,
I hope that you are safe and well despite the challenging circumstances many of us continue to face.
As Winter sets in, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of the positive news with you contained in our latest magazine, Brain Matters.
In this edition of Brain Matters, you can read inspiring stories about our ongoing research in stroke and Parkinson’s disease as well as a big breakthrough in our understanding of neurotransmitters.
<<First Name>>, this research has only been made possible thanks to your support. Thank you.
Despite the testing times, the first half of 2020 has been a busy and fruitful time for our researchers here at the Florey and we remain optimistic about the year moving forward. I strongly believe that together we can continue to make more discoveries that will improve quality of life for all Australians.
I invite you to circulate the magazine with your friends and family. It’s an inspiring read and I think you will agree that there really is something inside for everyone.
<<First Name>>, thanks again for your continued support.
Professor Steven Petrou PhD FAHMS
Director | The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
PS - Our much-loved public lecture series is going online. Join us this June and July to hear about our latest work in stroke recovery and Alzheimer's research from your living room. Register here
Stem cells restore movement in new lab model of Parkinson’s disease
In a first-of-its kind approach, Florey researchers have established preclinical evidence that stem cell grafts can restore motor function in animals with Parkinson’s disease. Read More
Discovery sheds new light on key brain neurotransmitter
As part of an international research collaboration, Dr Alex Bryson and Professor Steve Petrou have uncovered evidence that a key neurotransmitter in the human brain ‘GABA’ can selectively regulate the excitability of neurons – findings that challenge the prevailing scientific view. Read More
Mural tells the tale of an exciting research journey
Dr Shawna Farquharson's research journey has been celebrated on the streets of Melbourne as part of the Metro Tunnel Creative Program. Shawna is the Chief Research Radiographer at the Florey Institute and the current President of the International Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists. Read More
10 years and 100,000 patients: Improving Australian Stroke Care
The Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) is a decade-long, national effort to deliver best practice care for people experiencing stroke. AuSCR recently marked dual milestones, celebrating 10 years of operation and 100,000 recorded cases of stroke care. Read More
Meet Barbara, a friend of the Florey on a mission to understand how things work
"The researchers are impressive. I like the way the Brains Trust allows lay people to connect to lab people, you feel close to the science and they take the time to explain complex things in simple ways". Read More