Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Dr Helen Wu

17 Dec 2015

Standardised Approach Needed to Validate miRNAs Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease

HEIDI DOUGLASS | Failure to use a standardised approach is limiting the effectiveness of research into whether microRNAs (miRNAs) can be used as a blood biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.  Researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Australia conducted a systematic review investigating research into miRNAs as potential biomarkers for early diagnosis and found that few studies assessed the same miRNAs and where they did, methodological differences between the studies made it hard to validate findings. The research, led by CHeBA PhD student Dr… Read More

Roth Charitable Foundation supports The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | The Roth Charitable Foundation (RCF) became the first Founding Gold Member of The Dementia Momentum® when it awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $90,000 philanthropic grant over six years to identify early markers of Alzheimer’s Disease. RCF’s contribution will support a part-time PhD candidate, Dr Helen Wu, who will investigate novel genetic biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease. Established in 1989 by the late Henry and Ann Roth and substantially enlarged by their sons John and Stanley, the Roth Charitable Foundation… Read More