The fortress of the mind – that which holds firm our truest beliefs, memories and education – is vulnerable to attack at any stage of life.

From early cognitive development delays to acquired brain injury, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzhemier’s and Dementia, the afflictions of the human brain are as equally complex as the exact workings of our cerebral pathways.

University of Queensland researchers are delving earlier and deeper into conditions that impact the mind, looking at improved neurodevelopmental outcomes for preterm babies, along with molecular, cellular and pharmaceutical triggers.

Understanding how to better combat threats to our coordination, lucidity, emotions, intellect and mortality is a task being approached with the utmost commitment.

Better unlocking the secrets to long-functioning and healthy brains will require the investment of a highly-specified workforce with the right tools to do the job.