Perminder Sachdev

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UNSW researchers have received close to $18 million in NHMRC funding, the top result in NSW and second best nationally.

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A UNSW research initiative to harness 'big data' to defeat dementia has received financial backing from corporate Australia, raising hopes of further insights into the disease.

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Dementia rates may be falling but the downward trend won’t go on forever, warns Perminder Sachdev. 

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Only two Australians were involved in the highest-level negotiations about what to include in the fifth edition of psychiatry’s bible the DSM – and both were from UNSW.

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The human brain operates as a highly interconnected network, not as a collection of discrete regions, with important implications for treating declines in old age, a new study shows.

How much can we influence our brains? Does brain development extend over a lifetime? A Brain Sciences UNSW symposium outlines the latest findings in brain plasticity.

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