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Image - Latest Research – Pomegranates
Monday, 15 August 2016

Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease

A diet rich in pomegranates had significant positive impacts for the brain health of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, an international research team led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW found.

The innovative study, published in the journal Oncotarget,...

Image - Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease
Monday, 15 August 2016

A diet rich in pomegranates had significant positive impacts for the brain health of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, an international research team led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW found.

The innovative study, published in the journal Oncotarget, demonstrated that dietary supplementation of 4% pomegranate extract to...

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand the impact of side effects of chemotherapy on the lives of Australian cancer survivors.

The survey is anonymous, and takes around 30...

Image - New treatment for severe depression with far fewer side effects
Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Electroconvulsive therapy remains one of the most effective treatments for severe depression, but new UNSW research shows ultra-brief pulse stimulation is almost as effective as standard ECT, with far fewer cognitive side effects.

The study, published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, is the first systematic...

Image - New biomarker for schizophrenia found
Friday, 17 July 2015

UNSW researchers have uncovered a new biomarker for schizophrenia that provides further insight into the development of the debilitating disease and may ultimately improve diagnosis and treatment.

The UNSW team, which worked in collaboration with researchers at Georgia Regents University in the USA, found a strong link between high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in...