Saturday, 10 December 2011

FLOREY NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTES

Florey Neuroscience Institutes (FNI) at the University of Melbourne in Parkville, is the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 500 research and support staff on two campuses, FNI scientists are searching for cures to the complex, debilitating and sometimes life threatening brain disorders that affect three million Australians.

The Howard Florey Institute, previously known as the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and applied research into treatments to combat brain and mind disorders and the cardiovascular system. The institute is based at the University of Melbourne and areas being researched by scientists include: Parkinson's disease, stroke, motor neuron disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, addiction, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain development in premature babies, Huntington's disease, depression, schizophrenia, brain function in health and disease, heart failure, and dementia.


In the background, left, one can see the Art Nouveau building of the University of Melbourne's Conservatorium of Music.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme.


8 comments:

  1. Ooo ... how fascinating ... I have a neuro-issue so I will look up this group and read about their research targets. Taa ...

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  2. what an interesting snippet of information
    i know melbourne has some of the best research facilities/groups in the world
    both building have architectural interest

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  3. What an amazing research institute - very important work and hopefully out of it all - some ground breaking findings.

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  4. Excellent post Nick, so good to know we have such first class research going on in Australia, it's like The Lions Eye Institute here in Perth, groundbreaking research. Not just good at sport we Aussies hey!!

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  5. There is an interesting contrast her between the glass walls and the ceiling of the extended roof. I like that even the underside of the roof is so nicely detailed.

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  6. Nice choice for the Weekend Reflections meme.
    The detailing on the building is nice - «Louis» gets the idea the architect did a nice job on it.

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  7. Very nice shot! Wonderful reflections!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to comment;o)

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