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CHeBA Success to Boost Dementia Research
CHeBA Success to Boost Dementia Research

CHeBA Success to Boost Dementia Research

1 August 2017

UNSW's Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) is a successful recipient in the Australian Government announcement that $40.1 million has been allocated to dementia research. A range of projects have been funded which aim to improve the lives of people living with dementia, and… Read More
Changes in Apolipoprotein Levels Identified Over the Lifespan
Changes in Apolipoprotein Levels Identified Over the Lifespan

Changes in Apolipoprotein Levels Identified Over the Lifespan

15 June 2017

Age- and sex-related differences in plasma levels of apolipoprotein have been examined by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, to explore their potential contribution to physical and cognitive health, in subjects in the second 50 years of… Read More
Examining Brain Metals in Octodon degus Sheds New Light into Alzheimer’s Disease
Examining Brain Metals in Octodon degus Sheds New Light into Alzheimer’s Disease

Examining Brain Metals in Octodon degus Sheds New Light into Alzheimer’s Disease

6 June 2017

The distribution of brain biometals using a natural animal model for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been examined for the first time in a study led by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The findings provide new insights into the… Read More
$96,000 Raised in Wipeout Dementia May 2017
$96,000 Raised in Wipeout Dementia May 2017

$96,000 Raised in Wipeout Dementia May 2017

29 May 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Sydney’s senior executives – including Warringah Federal Liberal MP Tony Abbott and NAB’s newly appointed Chief Customer Officer Mike Baird – joined forces in an effort to Wipeout Dementia at Queenscliff on Saturday, 27 May. Spokesman for… Read More
Researching Epigenetics to Uncover Secrets to Longevity
Researching Epigenetics to Uncover Secrets to Longevity

Researching Epigenetics to Uncover Secrets to Longevity

16 May 2017

A study led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, has examined epigenetic factors across individuals aged 34-103 years to better understand the secrets to healthy ageing.  Dr Mather, Head of the CHeBA Genetics and Epigenomics Group and a lead author on… Read More
Clinical Neuropsychiatry in the 21st Century
Clinical Neuropsychiatry in the 21st Century

Clinical Neuropsychiatry in the 21st Century

3 April 2017

With relentless advances in neuroscience, and the emphasis on translation of this research into clinical practice, the clinical neuropsychiatrist is continually faced with novel diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.  To meet these challenges, the the Centre for Healthy Brain… Read More
COSMIC Findings Identify Different Rates of Cognitive Decline Internationally and First Demographic-Specific Risks
COSMIC Findings Identify Different Rates of Cognitive Decline Internationally and First Demographic-Specific Risks

COSMIC Findings Identify Different Rates of Cognitive Decline Internationally and First Demographic-Specific Risks

22 March 2017

An international research consortium led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, has released its first findings into universal and demographic-specific risk factors for age-related cognitive decline. The study showed different rates of decline across twelve… Read More
Apathy review highlights directions for future Alzheimer’s research
Apathy review highlights directions for future Alzheimer’s research

Apathy review highlights directions for future Alzheimer’s research

21 March 2017

A review of the latest research into apathy, common in neurocognitive disorders including mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, was recently published by the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART)… Read More
Objective measures provide best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia
Objective measures provide best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

Objective measures provide best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

21 March 2017

Objective cognitive impairment measures provide the best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia, according to a study by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney. The findings were published in The American Journal of… Read More
Sydney Memory & Ageing Study identifies core risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality in late life
Sydney Memory & Ageing Study identifies core risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality in late life

Sydney Memory & Ageing Study identifies core risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality in late life

21 March 2017

A core group of late-life risk factors have been identified for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia and mortality by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors… Read More
NNIDR Lecture Tour with Professor Henry Brodaty
NNIDR Lecture Tour with Professor Henry Brodaty

NNIDR Lecture Tour with Professor Henry Brodaty

20 March 2017

The NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research (NNIDR) launched their national public lecture tour at the Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday 15 March, featuring two of the world’s leading names in dementia research – CEO and President of Alzheimer’s Association USA, Harry Johns… Read More
Lipidomics Review Highlights Innovative Direction for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers
Lipidomics Review Highlights Innovative Direction for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers

Lipidomics Review Highlights Innovative Direction for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers

16 March 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A literature review of lipid changes affecting the brain during Alzheimer’s disease (AD) published by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney highlights the innovative potential of lipid studies for… Read More
500 Keen to Kick Start Healthy Ageing
500 Keen to Kick Start Healthy Ageing

500 Keen to Kick Start Healthy Ageing

4 January 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Close to 500 seniors registered for this year’s positive ageing forum at The Juniors in Kingsford on 9 November 2016.  The forum, ‘Kick Start Healthy Ageing’, was a joint project of the Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Eastern Suburbs Mental… Read More
$60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia
$60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia

$60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia

2 December 2016

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Senior executives from Sydney's property industry, led by Ambassadors Richard Grellman AM and 1978 World Surfing Champion Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew AM, hit Bondi Beach last Friday, 25 November to raise awareness about dementia risk… Read More
Twin study helps unravel genetic blueprint of the human brain
Twin study helps unravel genetic blueprint of the human brain

Twin study helps unravel genetic blueprint of the human brain

7 September 2016

An international study of twins aged 65 and older led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Medicine has unlocked important clues about how genes influence the development of key grey matter structures, paying the way for a genetic blueprint of the human brain.  … Read More