General Neurosurgical research

Neurosurgical and neurological research is used to treat and save the lives of children and adults living with life threatening medical conditions. With your support, we can fund donations allow the funding of world class medical research into the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neurosurgical disease, disorders, as well as brain, spinal and nervous system injury.

Key Areas of Research

Neuroscience researchers are working to develop life-saving treatments for people living with these conditions.

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  • Brain tumours: You can help fund research into decreasing brain swelling and reducing tumour invasiveness and growth, to enhance treatments and quality of life, and help people live longer. To find out more and to donate visit our Brain Tumour Research Page.

  • Stroke, brain haemorrhage and aneurysms: With over 72,000 Australians suffering from stroke every year, researchers are working to reduce their devastating impact and develop better surgical treatments. To learn more and to help support them visit our Stroke Research Page.

  • Paediatric research: With your support, we can fund research into treating brain and spinal diseases and injury in children, especially as they have the potential for regrowth and self-healing. To find out more and to donate visit our Paediatric Neurosurgical Research Page.

  • Neurotrauma: Each year, around 60 million people worldwide suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and researchers are working on ways to halt life-threatening brain swelling. There is also an urgent need for therapies to reduce the devastating disability caused by spinal cord injury after sporting or car accidents. You can find out more and support these projects by visiting our Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Research Page.

  • Neurodegeneration: While dementia is the second-leading cause of death in Australia and Parkinson’s disease affects 1 in every 340 Australians, there is still no cure. With your support, researchers can understand and slow down the progression of these conditions. They’re also working to stop the neurodegeneration in head trauma caused by concussion. You can help fund this essential research by visiting our Neurodegeneration Research Page.

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