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SAHMRI dementia screening clinic could detect Alzheimer’s years in advance

A scan that can detect a risk of Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms appear is now available in South Australia through a new dementia screening clinic based at SAHMRI, being supported by The Hospital Research Foundation Group.

Scientists’ petri-dish breakthrough provides new hope for targeted neurological treatment

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.

New Australian research shows the impact of long COVID on the body’s immune system

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.

New research suggests sunshine vitamin important for cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

New quality indicator pilot trial reliant on community input for success

A national consortium is now consulting with industry and community stakeholders regarding their new quality indicator pilot trial, to test the effectiveness of the health department's existing quality indicators for residential aged care, as well as inform the development of five similar quality indicators for in-home care services.

Viral respiratory infection already on the rise in aged care before pandemic

New research from the Registry of Senior Australians at SAHMRI has shown viral respiratory infections have been increasing among Australia’s residential aged care population even before COVID-19.

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