Brain power combined to form new $125M institute

In an effort to discover better treatments for brain disorders and create one of the world's top 10 neuroscience research institutes, the Howard Florey Institute, Brain Research Institute and the National Stroke Research Institute will amalgamate to form a new neuroscience institute in Melbourne.

As part of the Victorian Government funded project, the Mental Health Research Institute has decided to move from its current premises to co-locate with the yet to be named new institute.

The project to merge and co-locate will receive $53 million from the Victorian Government, which will help fund the construction of new facilities at the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus and at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg.

The entire project is estimated to cost over $125 million and the participants in the new institute are currently seeking further financial support from philanthropists.

The new institute will focus on major brain and mind disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson's disease, addiction, schizophrenia and mood disorders.

The Director's of the four Institutes are delighted with the Victorian Government's commitment to further develop neuroscience research in Melbourne.

Director of the Howard Florey Institute, Professor Frederick Mendelsohn AO said, "We are proud to partner with the Victorian Government in this ambitious venture that will help reinforce Melbourne's position as Australia's medical research capital."

Director of the Brain Research Institute, Professor Graeme Jackson said, "By joining forces with other leading neuroscience institutes, we hope to unravel the secrets of the brain and find better treatments for the millions of Australians affected by brain disorders every year."

Director of the National Stroke Research Institute, Professor Geoffrey Donnan said, "Combining our talents will also help us attract outstanding scientists from around the wo

Contact: Merrin Rafferty
Research Australia

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess
2. Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimers patients
3. Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety
4. Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
5. Elsevier announces launch of Brain Stimulation
6. Brains scans of symptomatic Gulf War veterans show differences
7. Brain structure changes years before memory loss begins
8. Brain studies reveal the mechanisms of the voluntary control of visual attention
9. Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible
10. Brain images show hysteria not an imaginary disorder
11. Brain changes in patients with migraine

Post Your Comments:

(Date:2/14/2019)... ... February 14, 2019 , ... Issued through the ... impact Spaulding’s programs and services. , “The generous support of the New Hampshire ... lives of the children we serve for years to come,” said Susan C. ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... AUSTIN (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... the healthcare innovation community announced ‘ Energizing Health @ SXSW ,’ four ... focused on creating opportunities for community advocates, entrepreneurs, health organizations, industry and ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Castle announced today that ... participation from existing investors Y Combinator , First Round and ... at Duo Security, René Bonvanie, CMO at Palo Alto Networks, and Olivier Pomel, CEO ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... California Casualty congratulates the ... at the NEA Foundation’s 2019 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, ... featured 46 instructors who were chosen by their peers for one of public ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Dr. ... esteemed Haute Beauty network. , The Haute Beauty Network, well known for ... a leading Aesthetic surgeon and our newest addition to the Haute Living partnership. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/13/2019)... , ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... with Vision Source ® as the recipients for the ‘Empower Your Care ... awards, which were announced at the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... Colombia. The new program opens possibilities for childless couples who are unable to ... now, childless couples have been limited to North America or Eastern Europe for ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... WOODLANDS, Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... the top Wound Care EHR software as an app inside their hospital’s ... Intellicure, the Wound Care EHR (electronic health record) pioneer, will soon launch its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: