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Premier Mike Baird Surfs Wipeout Dementia
Premier Mike Baird Surfs Wipeout Dementia

Premier Mike Baird Surfs Wipeout Dementia

27 November 2015

Senior executives from corporate Australia have spent the last four Saturdays surfing alongside Ambassador Richard Grellman AM, to raise funds for research and increase awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors for improving brain health, as part of Wipeout Dementia. Today, the… Read More
Sydney Corporates Support The Dementia Momentum at ARIA Restaurant Sydney
Sydney Corporates Support The Dementia Momentum at ARIA Restaurant Sydney

Sydney Corporates Support The Dementia Momentum at ARIA Restaurant Sydney

19 November 2015

At a time when Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have reached epidemic proportions, some of Sydney’s leading business professionals came together at a lunch generously hosted by ARIA Restaurant Sydney on Friday, 6 November to support The Dementia Momentum initiative at… Read More
Dr Karen Mather – A Rising Star at CHeBA
Dr Karen Mather – A Rising Star at CHeBA

Dr Karen Mather – A Rising Star at CHeBA

19 November 2015

Dr Karen Mather has been awarded the Dean's Rising Star Award for “significant contributions to research” at the UNSW Medicine Dean’s Awards on 18 November 2015.    Dr Mather is the leader of the Genetics & Genomics group at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)… Read More
First findings from COSMIC collaboration published in PLOS ONE
First findings from COSMIC collaboration published in PLOS ONE

First findings from COSMIC collaboration published in PLOS ONE

12 November 2015

Lack of uniform criteria for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has resulted in a wide range of unreliable estimates for global prevalence of the disease, with significant implications for health policy and planning. By applying standardised criteria to international… Read More
CHeBA awarded $2.6m in international partnership
CHeBA awarded $2.6m in international partnership

CHeBA awarded $2.6m in international partnership

9 November 2015

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) researchers received $2.6 million in grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council as part of an international collaboration to identify the genes involved in dementia. Announced today by Federal Minister for Health… Read More
Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease
Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

1 September 2015

Researchers found that a diet rich in date palm fruit improved memory, learning and coordinated-motor movement, and reduced anxiety and amyloid beta levels in mice with a precursor for Alzheimer’s disease. An international research team from Oman and Australia, including CHeBA… Read More
Better Brain. Better Life
Better Brain. Better Life

Better Brain. Better Life

1 September 2015

CHeBA’s Better Brain. Better Life public forum was, for the first time, taken to Western Sydney at an event generously hosted by Mounties on 19 August 2015. The Better Brain. Better Life forums, made available to the community by Platinum Sponsor Genworth, are a series of public… Read More
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

31 August 2015

The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for dementia. VFFF’s contribution will go towards the salary of a post-doctoral researcher… Read More
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

31 August 2015

The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for dementia. VFFF’s contribution will go towards the salary of a post-doctoral researcher… Read More
$20,000, a dislocated houlder and half a dozen PBs!
$20,000, a dislocated houlder and half a dozen PBs!

$20,000, a dislocated houlder and half a dozen PBs!

12 August 2015

The unforgiving 14km terrain of the City 2 Surf is a highlight of the year for CHeBA with so many people showcasing their incredible spirit and drive to support and promote the healthy brain ageing message. This was a significant and emotional year at the startline for Team… Read More
Researching Link Between Inflammation and Age-related Brain Disease
Researching Link Between Inflammation and Age-related Brain Disease

Researching Link Between Inflammation and Age-related Brain Disease

12 August 2015

Inflammation is the body's natural, protective response and is usually indicated by pain, heat, redness, swelling and loss of function.  While inflammation is essential for the body's healing process, an excessive inflammatory response damages cells and has been linked to a… Read More
$6.467 Million NHMRC Grant to CHeBA
$6.467 Million NHMRC Grant to CHeBA

$6.467 Million NHMRC Grant to CHeBA

10 August 2015

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) researchers received close to $6.5 million in grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Announced by Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley, this grant will allow a team of researchers to collaborate on dementia… Read More
Sachdev Foundation funding provides insight into brain ageing
Sachdev Foundation funding provides insight into brain ageing

Sachdev Foundation funding provides insight into brain ageing

13 July 2015

Researchers at CHeBA are investigating the role of apolipoproteins in normal and pathological brain ageing, such as Alzheimer’s disease, with the assistance of a philanthropic research grant from the Sachdev Foundation. The Sachdev Foundation last year awarded $40,000 for the… Read More
Wipeout Dementia for CHeBA
Wipeout Dementia for CHeBA

Wipeout Dementia for CHeBA

25 May 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott was an enthusiastic participant in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia Surf Off at Queenscliff on Saturday 23 May 2015, raising almost $100,000 for The Dementia Momentum initiative at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). "Research is incredibly… Read More
CHeBA Champions set their sights high in 2015
CHeBA Champions set their sights high in 2015

CHeBA Champions set their sights high in 2015

9 April 2015

CHeBA Champions Hailey Maxwell and Warren King are taking their Fitness Ambassador roles seriously and have set an impressive standard in their efforts to raise funds for The Dementia Momentum initiative in 2015. Hailey Maxwell, currently training for the North Face 100 on 15-17… Read More