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brainWAVES The Newsletter of the Brain Foundation

Summer 2014-2015

2014 Research Gift Edition The Directors and Staff are proud to present the 2014 Research Gifts. As always, Brain Foundation funding is highly sought after, and we have many more applications than we are able to fund. Australia really is the home of some very innovative research ideas and it is an unenviable position to have to choose the finalists from the submissions. Your generous contributions make these awards possible year after year. We thank you for your support and wish you all a very happy holiday season.

Headache Awareness Week – September 2014 Headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system throughout the world. They are under estimated, under recognised and their impact on the public health system and in society is not widely acknowledged. Is it any wonder then, that when Headache Australia (a division of Brain Foundation) takes to the streets of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne we attract a lot of attention. Somehow it seems wrong to say that we had a successful week, when so many of the population suffer with this terrible group of conditions, but we certainly raised some awareness of the impact of this condition. We had a Cefaly device on display and this has resulted in many people purchasing a device and finding some relief from it. We also had information about new apps for managing migraine. Still in the developmental

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stage, we were able to recruit ‘testers’ from our Headache Register, and their input has been invaluable. This year, we were supported by Allergan, Aspen, Hydralyte, MSD and Reckitt Benckiser.

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The Board of the Brain Foundation this year announced, for the very first time, a major research gift to the value of $300,000 over three years.

Brain Foundation announces Major Research Gift

This grant will be in addition to our current research program of which all the 2014 award winners are in this newsletter along with an outline of their research for you to read. Our scientific advisory committee has a very difficult and time consuming task in selecting the best candidates for all our awards and this special award, showcasing the high standard of neurological research in Australia, is no different. We will be pleased to announce the recipient of the Major Award in the next edition of BrainWaves!

Contact the Brain Foundation PO Box 579, Crows Nest NSW 1585 Telephone: 02 9437 5967 or 1300 886 660 Fax: 02 9437 5978 Email: info@brainfoundation.org.au Visit our websites brainfoundation.org.au and headacheaustralia.org.au

2014 Summer brainwaves Newsletter  

The bi-annual newsletter of Brain Foundation.

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