News – December 2013

Applications are open: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Postgraduate Research Scholarships commencing in 2014 at NeuroSleep, the Centre for Translational Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology – DEADLINE EXTENDED

NeuroSleep, a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), opening in early 2014 will integrate research from neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, respiratory neurobiology, chronobiology, imaging, and biophysics. The goal of the centre is to better understand how disrupted sleep leads to impaired brain function and how these problems can be prevented or managed to improve health.
Please click here for further information about these research opportunities.
Closing date: EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY 17TH MARCH 2014

CIRUS Researchers probe Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure

The search for a better night's sleep has led CIRUS researchers to explore the links between sleep apnoea and high blood pressure. People diagnosed with sleep apnoea are at a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks. Our researchers are exploring if high blood pressure, which can lead to serious cardiovascular issues, could be improved by changing the time of day blood pressure medication is taken. See this study featured on channel nine news on: http://video.news.ninemsn.com.au/?uuid=2847038677001. You can contact Kirsty Dodds on (02) 9114 0236 or if you would like to participate in this research study.