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HandbrainNew discoveries in the field of neurobiology require people and resources. Your support can help our efforts to understand and treat the signs, symptoms, and causes of brain and nervous system disorders. Donations can contribute to our range of projects, purchase of vital equipment, or student support.

Contact us: pnr@newcastle.edu.au

RESILIENT NERVES AND BRAINS INITIATIVE

Over the course of our lives the brain and other parts of the nervous system are repeatedly challenged by physical and emotional traumas. On the whole, the nervous system has a remarkable capacity to adapt to such challenges, however, when these capabilities are overwhelmed, the consequences can be catastrophic – e.g, spinal cord injury, stroke, depression, addiction, dementia, and chronic pain. Furthermore, as we age the brains ability to ‘bounce back’ diminishes and the disease burden of these neurological disorders increases dramatically. The Resilient Nerves and Brains Initiative brings together the expertise of groups in Preclinical Neurobiology to study brain function from the regulation of genes, through activity of nerves, and finally to complex brain function and behaviour. Under this initiative we seek to discover new treatments for brain diseases and to support healthy and resilient nerves and brains.

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