What do we do at NeuRA?

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1. Our vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence and innovation in neuroscience research. 2. In any one year, over 3 million Australians experience one or more episodes of a major brain disorder. NeuRAs research touches the lives of all Australians, from the very young to the elderly. 3. Years of healthy life lost (thousands) In childhood: Autism > Aspergers syndrome > child injury > dyslexia > brain development In adolescence: Schizophrenia > spinal cord injury > depression > binge drinking > bipolar disorder In adulthood: chronic pain > sleep apnoea > depression > muscle fatigue > post-traumatic stress disorder In middle age: respiratory disease > motor neurone disease > stroke rehabilitation > frontotemporal dementia In old age: Alzheimers disease > falls in the elderly > ageing/dementia > balance > Parkinsons disease 4. 0 100 200 300 400 500 Other Digestive Diabetes Injury Musculoskeletal Cancer Cardiovascular Chronic Respiratory Brain & Mind Years of healthy life lost (thousands)