Leading neuroscientist wins 2015 CSL Florey Medal

Professor Perry Bartlett has been presented with the 2015 CSL Florey Medal for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of neuroscience. The $50,000 medal, presented every two years by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), recognises achievements in biomedical science and human health advancement.Professor Bartlett was congratulated by Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne, who noted that the pioneering scientist broke the scientific dogma that the adult brain can’t change and regenerate. “It was very exciting when I was able to prove that there were actually stem cells in the adult brain, which means that the adult brain has the capacity to repair itself,” Professor Bartlett said. “This has significant implications for treatments for people with brain injuries and diseases,” he added, including dementia and depression.…


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