Sufferers of sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain biochemistry to people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, UNSW research has found.
A test to diagnose an early onset dementia has been developed by UNSW researchers.
Three of this year's Federation Fellowships for scientific research have been awarded to UNSW researchers. UNSW placed equal first in the number of new Fellowships announced and equal second in the total number of Fellowships announced.
The Federal Government has announced a $30 million commitment to establish a Neuroscience Research Precinct, of which UNSW is a part.