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UNSW's Yue Huang and researchers from four Shanghai-based institutions tested frontotemporal dementia causative genes in Chinese patients and found genetic differences from Western patients.

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We are about to be hit with a “tsunami” of changes caused by radical developments in anti-ageing technologies, predicts UNSW Professor David Sinclair, who’s been recognised with a major national research medal. 

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Recent advances in deep brain stimulation have brought relief to patients with a range of neurological disorders, writes Dr Amy Reichelt.

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Two UNSW researchers are among 11 world experts to have addressed the US Congress as part of President Obama’s initiative to map the human brain.

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Dementia isn’t inevitable and simple lifestyle changes in middle age are still the best way to keep the disease at bay.

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The burden of major depression and anxiety have each increased by 37 per cent in 20 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease report.

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A new report prepared by UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre forecasts that three million Australians will develop dementia between 2012 and 2050.

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Most people's anxiety about developing Alzheimer’s disease is reduced once they have undergone genetic testing, regardless of whether they have a family history of the illness, Australian researchers have found.

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UNSW researchers have found biomarkers in the blood that could help develop a test to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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With advances in nanotechnology, the future of medicine is taking shape on the nano-scale and making possible healthcare solutions once confined to the realm of science fiction.

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