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  • CHeBA News: Digital Health Intervention to Maintain Your Brain

    Digital Health Intervention to Maintain Your Brain

    Monday, 14 October 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by Professor Henry Brodaty at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has been highlighted in a special issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The protocol paper showcases the significance of CHeBA’s Maintain Your Brain study...

  • Image - Overcoming stigma on World Mental Health Day

    Overcoming stigma on World Mental Health Day

    Thursday, 10 October 2019

    World Mental Health Day, held annually on 10 October, is an opportunity to bring conversations about mental health to the foreground. It’s also a chance to highlight the work and achievements of those working to improve community mental health, whether it be through improving access to professional...

  • Image - UNSW researchers elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

    UNSW researchers elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

    Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Eight UNSW Sydney and UNSW-affiliated researchers have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The researchers were among 40 new Fellows, including 19 women, announced today at the Academy’s fifth annual meeting in Perth. The new Fellows were...

  • CHeBA News: Education Program Improves Care Quality in Aged Care

    Education Program Improves Care Quality in Aged Care

    Wednesday, 09 October 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An education program led by Professor Lynn Chenoweth at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has resulted in significant improvement in care service quality by promoting better understanding, relationships and collaboration between family...

  • Image - Seven mental health champions named finalists for top prize

    Seven mental health champions named finalists for top prize

    Thursday, 03 October 2019

    Seven outstanding finalists have been selected for the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize. This year’s winner will be announced at a mental health forum and award ceremony at UNSW Sydney on 6 November. The prize, now in its fourth year, recognises Australians who have made outstanding...

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    More accurate diagnosis for rare ovarian cancer type on the cards, new research reveals

    Thursday, 03 October 2019

    UNSW medical researchers have shown how a biomarker could help doctors more accurately diagnose one of the rarest types of ovarian cancer. A biomarker could help doctors more accurately diagnose mucinous ovarian cancer – one of the rarest types of the insidious disease, UNSW medical researchers...

  • CHeBA News: Dr Kristan Kang and Associate Professor Wei Wen awarded funding for brain scan data

    CHeBA Awarded Funding for Brain Scan Data

    Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research Manager of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Kristan Kang, and Leader of CHeBA’s Neuroimaging Group Associate Professor Wei Wen have been awarded $14,000 to prepare over 4000 brain images collected over more than a decade for publishing...

  • Image - Engineering antibodies for diagnosis and immunotherapy

    Engineering antibodies for diagnosis and immunotherapy

    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

    PENNY JONES Professor John Whitelock is improving the smarts of antibodies and sending them into the extracellular area to outwit those clever cancer cells. The use of antibodies in cancer therapeutics has gone in and out of favour in the 25-odd years since scientists started investigating them....

  • Image - UNSW appoints new Dean of Medicine

    UNSW appoints new Dean of Medicine

    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

    It was an eleventh-hour change of university preference that led Vlado Perkovic to a career in medicine. That change would eventually see him become one of Australia’s top kidney disease specialists, leading some of the world’s largest clinical trials in the treatment and prevention of kidney...