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2023 News

21 March 2023

Our research isn't an argument against cashless gaming reform in NSW

Professor Sally Gainsbury says a key feature of account-based gambling is not removing cash, per se, but requiring gamblers to gamble through an identified account.
16 March 2023

Bruce Willis has frontotemporal dementia

Bruce Willis, Hollywood actor, recently announced that he has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a rare form of younger-onset dementia that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.
15 March 2023

Australian unpaid social contributions valued at $287 billion

Australians generated at least $287.86 billion in value through unpaid social contributions in 2021, according to a new report from the University of Sydney's Mental Wealth Initiative.
01 March 2023

Mental Wealth Initiative welcomes new acclaimed member

Esteemed new member, Harris Eyre has joined the Mental Wealth Initiative’s Expert Advisory Panel alongside other notable members including former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and other notable members listed below.
16 February 2023

With advances in neurotech, how can we protect our brain data?

Our neurodata can reveal our most private selves. As brain implants become common, how will it be protected? Christina Maher from the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Brain and Mind Centre outlines a way forward.
14 February 2023

Big Plans for Research into Motor Neurone Disease

Professor Matthew Kiernan, Doctor Sicong Tu and Doctor Rachel Tan have secured grants for future Motor Neurone Disease research work.
06 February 2023

Average wait time for autism assessments in children is over 3 years

The largest study of needs of families requesting neurodevelopment assessments found that the average time for families waiting on a completed assessment for their children was 3.5 years in public services. This wait time started from when parents first noticed a concern to when they received a comprehensive assessment.
03 February 2023

How neurodevelopment assessments can guide your child's education

A fifth of children have a developmental vulnerability when starting school. Professor Adam Guastella, Dr Kelsie Boulton and Asssociate Professor Natalie Silove explore what to look for and what support is available.
30 January 2023

New trial uses cannabis for spinal cord injury induced chronic pain

Scientists at the University of Sydney have been awarded $1.7 million from NSW Health to research a new treatment for chronic pain which commonly affects people with spinal cord injuries.