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 Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence
Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence

Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence

9 March 2018

The level of activity in the resting brain has a direct link to the ability to do well on cognitive tests, according to new research from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW Sydney. The ability of an adult to learn and to perform cognitive tests is directly linked to… Read More
‘Gold standard’ measure for ageing
‘Gold standard’ measure for ageing

‘Gold Standard’ Measure for Ageing

12 February 2018

A collaborative study between researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre has developed a world-first, improved method to measure a coenzyme found in all living cells across biological samples, including brain cells and… Read More
Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes
Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes

Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes

12 December 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW - in collaboration with international researchers from Beihang University, Capital Medical University Beijing and the University of Sydney - have identified significant,… Read More
Wipeout Dementia Most Successful to Date | $120,000 Raised!
Wipeout Dementia Most Successful to Date | $120,000 Raised!

Wipeout Dementia Most Successful to Date | $120,000 Raised!

20 November 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au For the full image gallery, see Wipeout Dementia November 2017 Surf Off. In the week of Bill Gates announcing he has decided to join the fight against dementia, senior executives from Sydney's property industry have led the most successful… Read More
Motor Enthusiasts Advocate Corporate Social Responsibility with Drive Out Dementia
Motor Enthusiasts Advocate Corporate Social Responsibility with Drive Out Dementia

Motor Enthusiasts Advocate Corporate Social Responsibility with Drive Out Dementia

1 November 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au In a bid to address the escalating number of people being diagnosed with dementia, three senior executives have pooled their skills and resources to develop Drive Out Dementia, an elite one day event where motoring enthusiasts have the… Read More
Effect of Blood Glucose Levels on Brain Atrophy in Ageing
Effect of Blood Glucose Levels on Brain Atrophy in Ageing

Effect of Blood Glucose Levels on Brain Atrophy in Ageing

4 October 2017

Higher blood glucose levels, even within the ‘normal’ range, may have a significant impact on total brain volume and grey matter atrophy in later life, according to a study by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney and the Centre for Research… Read More
CHeBA Granted US$2.57 Million to Identify Risk Factors for Dementia, Professor Perminder Sachdev
CHeBA Granted US$2.57 Million to Identify Risk Factors for Dementia, Professor Perminder Sachdev

CHeBA Granted US$2.57 Million to Identify Risk Factors for Dementia

18 September 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of CHeBA Professor Perminder Sachdev has been awarded US$2.57 million from the National Institutes of Health, USA, to identify risk and protective factors and biomarkers of cognitive ageing and dementia.  Announced by the… Read More
Prevalence of Incidental Findings on MRIs
Prevalence of Incidental Findings on MRIs

Prevalence of Incidental Findings on MRIs

31 August 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The prevalence of incidental findings, or unexpected abnormalities, on brain imaging scans from twins over the age of 65 has been assessed by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The findings were… Read More
Intraindividual Reaction Time Variability Independently Predicts Mortality
Intraindividual Reaction Time Variability Independently Predicts Mortality

Intraindividual Reaction Time Variability Independently Predicts Mortality

10 August 2017

Inconsistent performance in responding to a stimulus, rather than the speed with which one responds, is a marker of accelerated ageing and predicts mortality in older people, according to research published by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.  The… Read More
European Indicators Problematic for Measuring Quality of Care in Asia-Pacific Countries
European Indicators Problematic for Measuring Quality of Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

European Indicators Problematic for Measuring Quality of Care in Asia-Pacific Countries

9 August 2017

A recent pilot study found that European quality indicators (QIs) are problematic for measuring quality of psychosocial care of people with dementia in Asia-Pacific countries, which account for over half of the global population with dementia. The study, co-led by researchers… Read More
Improving Services for Young Onset Dementia
Improving Services for Young Onset Dementia

Improving Services for Young Onset Dementia

3 August 2017

A recent study by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Dementia Centre for Collaborative Research (DCRC) and School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney provides recommendations to improve underuse of formal community services by people with young… Read More
Functional brain network study explores healthy brain ageing
Functional brain network study explores healthy brain ageing

Functional brain network study explores healthy brain ageing

1 August 2017

The brain functional connectivity patterns of healthy older adults have been studied by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing’s (CHeBA) Dr Alistair Perry. The research was published in the July issue of the journal Human Brain Mapping. Functional connectivity studies examine the… Read More
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