Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Petrol sniffing research


The following grant has been awarded to Northen Territories researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes. Further information on the successful recipients is available on the NHMRC website.

Dr Sheree Cairney: Repair of brain damage caused by petrol sniffingAmount awarded - $625,000

Dr Sheree Cairney and her team will investigate brain damage associated with sniffing petrol along with the brain's ability to repair itself in those who have stopped sniffing petrol. These assessments will be measured against earlier assessments of the same people taken some eight years ago.This study will provide important knowledge about the process of how petrol sniffing interacts with the brain and behaviour, as well as the long term impact after petrol sniffing has ceased.