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Image - Sachdev Foundation Funding Provides Insight Into Brain Ageing
Monday, 13 July 2015

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au

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...

Image - The mind’s eye – the key to controlling Parkinson’s hallucinations?
Friday, 26 June 2015

Our ability to visually interpret the environment around us is easily taken for granted. But what about when we start to see things that aren’t there, a scenario faced by many Australians living with psychiatric disorders?

A discovery by a UNSW and University of Sydney research team on how Parkinson’s patients experience visual mental imagery is providing hope that their uncontrolled...

Thursday, 14 May 2015

A brain mapping study led by researchers from UNSW’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and QIMR Berghofer has found new evidence of a neural basis for the different behaviours in men and women and that the gender differences in brain networks continue through to old age.

In the study, published in journal...

Image - How well will your brain age? Older Australian Twins Study unlocking the secrets of ageing
Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Image Caption: Sisters Kathleen Byrne and Barbara Setterfield are involved in the Older Australian Twins Study. Photo: Pat Scala

Identical twins Kathleen Byrne and Barbara Setterfield are prized scientific test subjects.

That is because, by sharing 100 per cent of their genes,...

Image - Disruption in brain signals sheds new light on melancholic depression
Thursday, 19 February 2015

UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type.

It is also hoped the discovery will advance the management and treatment of mood disorders in Australia.

The findings, published today in the journal...