UNSW-linked dementia research has been given a major boost with six academics receiving prestigious Dementia Research Development Fellowships worth up to $605,000 each.
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.
Still Alice is a poignant window on the world of the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and a powerful motivation in the quest for a cure, write Muireann Irish and Rebekah Ahmed.
Falls are common in elderly people but the risk increases markedly when they have depressive symptoms and use antidepressants, new research shows.
Brain research in Australia has received a significant boost with the opening of a world-class $54 million facility – part of the Neuroscience Research Precinct.
Research has found the brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, with 40 per cent of patients shown to have increased inflammation.
UNSW scientists will receive $18 million for research into early onset dementia and mood disorders, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced during a visit to the University.
UNSW has joined forces with leading hospitals and medical research bodies to form one of Australia's biggest advanced treatment and research centres.
Adults who ride in the back of new cars are at higher risk of serious injury during an accident than those in the front seat, new research has found.
Being fearful of falling can lead to actual falls among older people, irrespective of their real physical risk, new research finds.