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Hydrocephalus in adulthood: Recognising and managing behavioural challenges

Hydrocephalus in adults

Hydrocephalus comes from two Greek words meaning ‘water’ and ‘head’. It’s a bit of a misnomer though for the condition actually involves too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain.   Like other chronic conditions, hydrocephalus is usually controlled rather than cured. Early treatment enables many adults with hydrocephalus to lead normal lives with few […]

Professor Behzad discussed stroke risk in the Sydney Morning Herald

Professor Behzad Eftekhar discussed stroke risk in Western Sydney compared to the Easter suburbs in the Sydney Morning Herald. Stroke patients in western Sydney are waiting three times longer than their eastern and northern counterparts to access a life-saving treatment, a study reveals, with Professor Behzad Eftekhar calling for the specialised service to be established […]

Research Paper on Moyamoya Revascularization Surgery Accepted in World Neurosurgery Journal!

Macquarie Neurosurgery and Spine submitted a paper on Revascularization Surgery for Moyamoya Vasculopathy in the prestigious journal, World Neurosurgery and it has been accepted for publication.   Moyamoya disease was first identified in Japan, and the word ‘moyamoya’ is Japanese for ‘puff of smoke’. The name describes the appearance of tiny, fragile blood vessels that […]

Moyamoya Australia Blue Tie Ball 2023

Moyamoya Australia Blue Tie Ball 2022

Another year, another successful Moyamoya awareness event! Professor Marcus Stoodley was a Special Guest Speaker at the annual Aussie Locums Blue Tie Gala Ball, a fundraiser for Moyamoya Australia, on Saturday 6th May 2023. A large audience gathered at the Pullman Reef Casino in Cairns to raise awareness and understanding of those affected by Moyamoya […]

Celebrating students work in research: Congratulations to Rachel Geha!


Rachel Geha, a student who completed a work integrated learning activity in the context of her PACE unit (Professional and Community Engagement) with Macquarie Neurosurgery Research teams in 2021, was awarded a Highly Commended Prize at the 2021 Professor Judyth SACHS PACE Prizes evening.   Category was the PACE Faculty Student Prize FMHHS (Faculty of […]

$1.5 million awarded grant for a research project led by Prof Di Ieva

Projects led by Macquarie University researchers have been awarded more than $6.7 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants.   Five of the grants go to projects led by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, with the sixth from the Faculty of Science […]