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Channel 9 News features imaging trial to treat chronic pain with cannabidiol

A world-first trial conducted at NeuRA Imaging looking at the pain mitigating effects of using cannabidiol has been featured in Chanel 9 News. Spearheaded by Luke Henderson and coordinated by Rebecca Robertson, the trial accesses the NeuRA Imaging Centre to acquire images on spinal cord injury participants. A world-first trial is set to examine whether …

New tool developed at NeuRA for assessing research quality in biomedical publications

The QuOCCA (Quality Output Checklist and Content Assessment) form has been developed by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia to assist in the evaluation of research quality and reproducibility in biomedical publications. As outlined in a summary at DORA, the 11-item checklist aims to assess research transparency, design and analysis, and reporting practices and can be …

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT New trial using cannabis derivative for chronic pain following spinal cord injury

Half of all people with spinal cord injury will develop chronic pain—just one of the unseen effects that can be debilitating for the person with an injury. A specific type of pain — neuropathic pain — can be so severe that many regard the pain as the most debilitating consequence of their injury. Neuropathic pain …

World first MUGgLE Study featured on National Imaging Facility podcast

NeuRA researcher Bart Bolsterlee and National Imaging Facility (NIF) Fellow Michael Green have been featured on a recent podcast. Host by NIF’s Alex Burton, the podcast covers the details of the world-first MUGgLE study going on at NeuRA Imaging that aims to explore our understanding of how muscles grow in children with cerebral palsy and …

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT Biomarkers of sUbconcussive iMpacts in sPort: The ‘BUMP’ trial

MRI at NeuRA Imaging is being used to examine the structural, functional, and chemical effects of soccer heading on the brain. The University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative is conducting a randomised controlled trial at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) to better understand how subconcussive head impacts affect the brain. The trial, which is the first of …

Because Seeing Changes Everything: Placing Australian imaging at the global forefront

Today the National Imaging Facility (NIF) released Because Seeing Changes Everything, its roadmap for Australian imaging. Media release NIF is Australia’s advanced imaging network, providing open access to flagship imaging equipment, expertise, tools, data and analysis. NIF enables a full suite of advanced imaging capability including preclinical and clinical, human and animal imaging, and radiochemistry. …