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Neurodegenerative Disease and Contact Sports—Gandy Offers Better Diagnosis

Long-time Alzheimer’s researcher, Sam Gandy (Mt Sinai Hospital, NY) is combining new diagnostic criteria, higher-resolution brain scanning and a new method to determine what’s going on in people’s brains who have had multiple concussions and are experiencing difficulties with cognition. Gandy uses a compound called ‘Flortaucipier’, which binds to one of the proteins that build up in the brain to cause neurocognitive decline—to achieve almost the level of diagnosis that has in the past only been...

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$10 million Targeted Call For Research on Dementia in Indigenous Communities

The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) announces that the call for research on dementia in Indigenous Australians is open. “Dementia is one of the biggest health problems facing Australia and is experienced by Indigenous Australians at a much higher rate, and with an earlier age of onset, than other Australians,” said Janice Besch, Director, NNIDR. “In the past, this (issue) has been compounded by a lack of culturally appropriate diagnostic tools, which has resulted in the...

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Two Leading Dementia Experts Headline NNIDR Public Lecture Tour

The NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research commences its Public Lecture Tour 2017 during Brain Awareness Week with stops around the country throughout March and April 2017. Starting in Sydney on Wednesday 15 March 2017 for the official launch, the tour will provide an insider snapshot at the current state of dementia research in Australia, the work of the institute and the international perspective on dementia research. “The national tour will feature two of the world’s leading names in...

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