2022 news

News articles from 2022 on how the Brain and Mind Centre engaged communities and improved the lives of those living with conditions of the brain and mind through high-impact research.


16 December 2022

Medical cannabis treating at least 2.7 percent of population

An estimated 600,000 Australians are using medical cannabis - but that's according to data from 2019. Considering the dramatic increase in the number of doctors registering to prescribe in the past two years, and the rapid growth of applications for prescriptions, the figure today is likely to be much higher.

09 December 2022

$2.65 million to further Motor Neurone Disease research  

Three Brain and Mind Centre researchers have been awarded a collective $2.6m to help find better treatments for Motor Neurone Disease.
25 November 2022

Grants to study mood disorder treatments & impact of sleep on brain ageing

Sydney researchers have received two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grants worth $10 million.
16 November 2022

Sydney researchers ranked among global elite

Around 400 academics from the University of Sydney have been recognised among the best in the world in their fields, from renewable energies and chronic disease prevention to space science.
10 November 2022

Most detailed map of brain’s memory hub finds connectivity puzzle

The most detailed map ever made of the communication links between the hippocampus - the brain's memory control centre - and the rest of the brain has been created by Australian scientists. And it may change how we think about human memory.
04 November 2022

Service helps people 'step up' to shape the future of ageing in Australia

A new service is helping connect people to research projects in ageing and dementia, to shape the future of what healthy ageing looks like in Australia.
02 November 2022

Professor Glenda Halliday named as NSW Scientist of the Year

One of the world's leading neuroscientists has been recognised for her foundational work on neurodegenerative diseases.
12 October 2022

Sydney researchers receive 31 Investigator grants

Creating a genetic map to prevent future pandemics, chronic disease support and heart attack prevention are some of the projects awarded funding in the 2022 NHMRC Investigator Grants.

05 September 2022

Keeping music in mind

A donor-funded collaboration between the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is exploring whether musical interventions could help those at risk of cognitive decline.

12 August 2022

'Abnormal' protein could be a common link between all forms of motor neurone disease

Researchers have found a toxic protein that causes rare genetic forms of motor neurone disease may be involved in nerve cell death in all forms of the disorder.