Professor Perminder Sachdev

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An internationally acclaimed line up of speakers will unravel the secrets of successful ageing at this week's Living To 100 conference, hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW.

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While research provides some evidence that lithium protects the brain from dementia, its potentially harmful effects to other organs needs to be studied before it is added to drinking water, writes Perminder Sachdev.

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A $3.2 million grant will allow UNSW researchers to broaden their international research collaboration to determine common factors of cognitive decline and dementia.

NHMRC Kaldor inside

UNSW professors have dominated the latest round of NHMRC funding, winning a record 80 percent of the $39.6 million on offer in NSW.