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Does MEND reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Does MEND reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

    In June 2016 a team from the Buck Institute of Ageing published the results of a small case series that used a technique called Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration (MEND) to treat people with various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the authors of the study, the results are ‘unprecedented‘. But is this description… Continue Reading

Deep sleep strengthens long-term immune system memory

Deep sleep strengthens long-term immune system memory

Sleep. That under-appreciated and under-consumed daily nightly activity that takes up nearly one third of our lives has a new-found role: Sleep strengthens our immunological memory of previously encountered viruses and bacteria Turns out that my Mum was right after all. Lack of sleep could make you sick! Neuroscience figured out last century that that sleep supports the… Continue Reading

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology‘. In my talk I share my brain hack to improve memory, spark creativity, and regulate emotions. I discovered this life-changing tool when I left the neuroscience research lab behind and starting focussing on brain health and wellbeing in everyday life. You won’t need… Continue Reading

How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

  Late last year in my Meet the Neuroscientists interview series, I spoke to Charlene Levitan who studies centenarians for the Sydney Centenarian Study.  Her research has revealed that only about 30% of longevity is determined by our genes. As Dr Levitan pointed out: We can’t choose our parents, but we can choose our lifestyle.… Continue Reading

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