Category: Research

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT Using MRI to acquire fast, repeatable brain conductivity measurements

Recent advancements in an imaging technique that measures tissue conductivity and permittivity have positioned it to be a potential candidate for use in many future MRI research studies. Implementation of MREPT in the clinic requires repeatable measurements at a short scan time and an appropriate protocol. Here, we investigated the repeatability of conductivity measurements using …

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 …

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 …

Stunning brain images acquired using high-resolution diffusion-weighted imaging

Ever wondered what Diffusion-Weighted Imaging would look like when scan time is not an issue? A recent project led by Mark Schira and George Paxinos that constructed a histology grade atlas of the human brain based on in vivo diffusion MRI set out to answer that question. DWI images were collected with the assistance of …