Brain & Mind Research Institute
Diseases of the brain and mind, including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia now account for more than 40 percent of all illness. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families, and for society, costing the Australian economy an estimated $30 billion each year.
The BMRI brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers with scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, providing hope for those affected.
A number of clinics operate at the BMRI, providing innovative care to clients and an important platform to enhance research efforts.
The BMRI also regularly recruits members of the community to participate in clinical research.
11 December: The BMRI's Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic annual newsletter is now available for download. Download your copy now.
Electronic cigarettes explained
10 December: E-cigarette devices produce no real smoke and are sold as devices that can be used anywhere because there’s no risk of second-hand or passive smoking. It’s unclear, however, whether “vaping” has second-hand effects, particularly if the fluids contain nicotine, explains Adjunct Associate Professor Renee Bittoun for The Conversation.
The 2012 BMRI Annual Report is now available for download in PDF format. Download your copy now.
23 November: We are offering three new scholarships for PhD projects in youth mental health, circadian and sleep-wake disturbances. Find out more.