People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at a younger age will experience faster symptom progression than their older counterparts, a new study has found, potentially causing their support systems to fall behind.
Improving the care of older Australians in a bid to help them avoid hospital emergency departments will be the focus of a new project that federal health minister Greg Hunt says has been awarded funding from the Medical Research Future Fund.
Australian researchers from Flinders University, Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT have come up with a way to give medical device surfaces new antimicrobial resistant powers to safeguard against infection, as well as improve and extend the implant’s possible life.
New research from the University of Newcastle and Flinders University has found that access to an online program that provides easily accessible, interactive, tailored healthy lifestyle and behaviour change techniques is associated with better health-related quality of life among adult stroke survivors.
Many of us will have experienced some unexpected honesty from the older people in our lives. Whether it’s grandma telling you your outfit is unflattering or grandpa saying he doesn’t like the meal you’ve prepared, we often explain it away by saying “Oh, don’t mind grandpa, he’s just lost his filter”. But do we really have a “filter”, and do we lose it as we get older?
A new petri-dish able to grow and age live brain cells from patients with neurological disorders is a critical element in achieving targeted drug treatments for individuals with neurological disorders and could enhance future studies on conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and autism.
A research collaboration between SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital has shed new light on the impact of long COVID on the body’s immune system.