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Brain Foundation

The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding the highest quality Australian research into neurological disorders, diseases, and injuries, with the ultimate goal of advancing diagnoses, treatments, and patient outcomes.

Those conditions account for over half the death and disability in Australia each year.

Migraine & Headache Australia is a division of the Brain Foundation.

Vision and mission

The Brain Foundation aims to be the largest non-government funder of neurological and neuroscientific research in Australia, supporting the highest quality research into a wide range of brain disorders.

How the Brain Foundation can help

The Brain Foundation provides information about disorders to help family and friends understand the prognosis facing those affected. They also provide guidelines to maintain a healthy brain.

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Intracranial Hypertension - Brain Foundation

Intracranial Hypertension Description Read more at Headache Australia (a division of Brain Foundation) Further Information and Support Click here for the latest Australian research papers on Intracranial Hypertension AustralianIntracaranial Hypertension Hypertension Australia (IHA) is a non-profit health promotion organisation whose goal is to provide information and support to patients, their families and... Read more

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Dystonia - Brain Disorders A-Z - Brain Foundation Australia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles in the body to spasm involuntarily. There are many types of dystonia.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Brain Foundation

Description Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare neurodegenerative brain disease in humans

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Narcolepsy - Brain Foundation

Description Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that causes episodes of unpreventable sleep

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Motor Neurone Disease - Brain Foundation

(also Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)   Description Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurons) that control the muscles degenerate and die

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Tuberous Sclerosis - Brain Foundation

Description Tuberous Sclerosis is an uncommon and complex genetic disorder

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Chiari Malformation - Brain Foundation

(ACM, Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Cerebellomedullary Malformation Syndrome) Description The Chiari malformation is usually present at birth, but can develop later in association with some tumours and spinal abnormalities

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Encephalitis - Brain Disorders A-Z - Brain Foundation

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain, usually caused by a viral infection. Although rare, it is potentially life-threatening.

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Rett Syndrome - Brain Foundation

Description Rett syndrome is a neurological disorder found almost exclusively in females

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Subarachnoid Haemorrhage - Brain Disorders A-Z - Brain Foundation

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage is a type of stroke. It involves the sudden leaking (haemorrhage) of a blood vessel over the surface of the brain.

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