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Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity
Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity

Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Studies of exceptionally long-lived individuals have shown that one of the key factors to exceptional longevity is better cardiovascular health. In order to investigate this finding within Australia, researchers at the Centre for Healthy… Read More
Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan
Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers in the Brain & Ageing Laboratory at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have discovered that low levels of blood lipids in people over 95 years of age could signify a unique lipid profile that may be… Read More
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Pictured L to R: Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Vincent Mor and Professor Henry Brodaty AO. The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) held the Sydney component of their National Public Lecture Tour at NeuRA in Sydney on… Read More
Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life
Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life

Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A collaboration between researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the Nutrition and Dietetics Group at the University of Sydney has published a review… Read More
International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts
International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts

International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An international research team including brain scientists and genetic researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), has discovered two common genetic variants that link blood pressure with brain… Read More
Funding for Evidence Base for Vietnam’s National Dementia Plan
Funding for Evidence Base for Vietnam’s National Dementia Plan

Funding for Evidence Base for Vietnam’s National Dementia Plan

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of the UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing Professor Henry Brodaty, along with a team of international researchers and clinicians, have been awarded $850,705 to contribute to the development of Vietnam’s first… Read More
Genetic Variants Linked to Exceptional Longevity
Genetic Variants Linked to Exceptional Longevity

Genetic Variants Linked to Exceptional Longevity

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Five variants in the genetic code were identified as significant for exceptional longevity in a recent study by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney.   The study, published in the journal Mechanisms… Read More
Use of Multiple Markers Recommended to Better Estimate Burden of Cerebrovascular Disease
Use of Multiple Markers Recommended to Better Estimate Burden of Cerebrovascular Disease

Use of Multiple Markers Recommended to Better Estimate Burden of Cerebrovascular Disease

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A systematic review by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney found that only a small range of markers are used to identify cerebrovascular disease (CVD) burden. The study published… Read More
Cerebral Microbleeds Impair Executive Function and Visuospatial Ability
Cerebral Microbleeds Impair Executive Function and Visuospatial Ability

Cerebral Microbleeds Impair Executive Function and Visuospatial Ability

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Cerebral microbleeds (CMB) are associated with impairments in executive function and visuospatial ability in older Australians, according to findings from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The… Read More
CHeBA Granted $649,205 to Address Vascular Dementia
CHeBA Granted $649,205 to Address Vascular Dementia

CHeBA Granted $649,205 to Address Vascular Dementia

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A $649,205 grant from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been awarded to the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) to support CHeBA’s Stroke and Cognition Consortium (STROKOG). The Australian group, led by… Read More
Visual Memory Tests Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Visual Memory Tests Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Visual Memory Tests Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research outcomes from an international consortium led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, have indicated that elderly people with suspected Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) should be tested with both verbal and… Read More
Depression and Vascular Disease Predicts Cognitive Decline
Depression and Vascular Disease Predicts Cognitive Decline

Depression and Vascular Disease Predicts Cognitive Decline

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A collaborative study between researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney and the School of… Read More
$1M Dementia Grant Using Nanotechnology for Diagnosis and Treatment
$1M Dementia Grant Using Nanotechnology for Diagnosis and Treatment

$1M Dementia Grant Using Nanotechnology for Diagnosis and Treatment

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Dementia Australia Research Foundation and the Yulgilbar Alzheimer’s Research Program (YARP), have jointly announced three, rather than one, recipients of its inaugural $1 Million Dollar Innovation Grant for new research ideas that… Read More
CHeBA Granted $1.5 Million to Enhance Social Connections and Improve Quality of Care for People with Dementia
CHeBA Granted $1.5 Million to Enhance Social Connections and Improve Quality of Care for People with Dementia

CHeBA Granted $1.5 Million to Enhance Social Connections and Improve Quality of Care for People with Dementia

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Henry Brodaty AO, has today been awarded close to $1.5 million across two projects analysing risk of dementia and improving quality of care for people… Read More
Novel Cellular Approach for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
Novel Cellular Approach for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Novel Cellular Approach for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Leader of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Omics & Neurobiology of Ageing Group, Dr Nady Braidy, has been awarded UNSW Sydney seed funding of $20,000 to continue his ground-breaking research in the field of stem cell… Read More