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Constant pain changes the way your brain works, scientists find | ABC News

Recent new via the ABC: “For many people living with chronic pain the daily challenges are not only physical but emotional. New Australian research has uncovered physical changes in the brain of pain patients which might explain low mood.”

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Data handling, management and processing

The new NeuRA MRI Facility is officially open for business and with it comes a new data storage and sharing platform. But first – a bit of history. Where it all began NeuRA has been providing research imaging services on-site since 2003, with the establishment of a joint clinical and research partnership between NeuRA (then …

UoW hippocampus workshop slides and video available online

Mark Schira’s research group at the University of Wollongong recently hosted a MRI workshop focussing on the hippocampus. Presentations by Tom Shaw from the University of Queensland and Yann Chye from Monash University in Melbourne looked at analysis methods for the hippocampus and the slides and videos are now available via the Schira research group’s …

Mapping of cortical somatotopies in chronic Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience is a paper from the PhD thesis of Audrey Wang used the Achieva TX scanner to finely map the somatotopic representation of the fingers in controls and participants with complex regional pain syndrome. It has long been thought that disorders such as CPRS are associated with and even …

New Philips 3T MRI now part of Australia’s National Imaging Facility

The National Imaging Facility (NIF) has welcomed the new MRI scanner at NeuRA Imaging into its suite of imaging facilities that span the breadth of Australia. The new Philips 3T Ingenia MRI scanner at NeuRA Imaging is now a member of Australia’s National Imaging Facility. Announced last month at the annual NIF meeting in at …