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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.

Disorders

Disorders

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

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.

Brain Tumour / Cancer
Healthy Brain

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.

Where does your money go?

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In 2017 we awarded 18 grants, including the Dawn Wallace Fellowship Award.

Our Award Ceremony was held on Monday October 9 in Sydney.

Congratulations to all the recipients of 2017 Brain Foundation Research Gift Awards.

Parkinson's Disease

Investigating molecular causes of multiple system atrophy

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Dr Michael Janitz
University of NSW

Dawn Wallace Fellowship

Hyperexcitability of motor neurons in Motor Neurone Disease

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Dr James Howells
The University of Sydney

Paediatric Neurology

Identification of treatable neurological and psychiatric disease to improve clinical outcomes

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Dr Kavitha Kothur
Institute of Neuroscience and Muscle Research, Westmead

Neuromuscular Disease

Spectrum of immune-mediated neuropathies

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Dr Nidhi Garg
University of Sydney, Brain and Mind Centre

Neuromuscular Disease

Muscle excitability techniques in hyperthyroid myopathy

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Dr Chantal Baldwin
Royal North Shore Hospital

Neuromuscular Disease

Tremor - a clinical and neurophysiological study

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Dr Alessandro Fois
Westmead Hospital

Neuromuscular Disease

Characterising the immune responses associated with Inclusion Body Myositis

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Professor Merrilee Needham
Murdoch University, Western Australia

Epilepsy

Improving glucose energy metabolism in epilepsy

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Dr Karin Borges
University of Queensland

Brain Tumours

Better Drugs for Brain Cancer

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Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
The University of Melbourne

Brain Tumours

Powering and arming the immune system to combat Glioblastoma

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Dr Roberta Mazzieri
The University of Queensland

Cerebral Diseases

Understanding insulating cell death due to ageing and stroke

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Dr Carlie Laura Cullen
Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

Cerebral Diseases

Understanding brain injury from stroke and recovery and complications after treatment

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Dr Felix Ng
Austin Health, Victoria

Cerebral Diseases

Glutamate imaging to predict seizure risk after stroke

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Dr John-Paul Nicolo
Royal Melbourne Hospital

Parkinson's Disease

Pre-clinical model in-vitro of human brain disorders

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Dr Cedric Bardy
South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute

ALZHEIMER'S & OTHER NEURO-DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

A blood based method for diagnosis and monitoring of Frontotemporal Dementia

Funded by North West Committee of the Brain Foundation

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Dr Zac Chatterton
Brain and Mind Centre, university of Sydney

ALZHEIMER'S & OTHER NEURO-DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Using patient stem cells to model Alzheimer's disease

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Dr Damian Hernandez
Centre for Eye Research Australia, Victoria

ALZHEIMER'S & OTHER NEURO-DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

A novel biomarker for younger-onset dementia

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A/Professor Muireann Irish
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

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