Dementia Awareness Month reminds people impacted by dementia that they are not alone ASPREE warmly welcomes and thanks Ann Reilly, Acting General Manager Client Services, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic for taking the time during September, Dementia Awareness Month, to share general information and answer commonly asked questions about dementia. Ann (pictured left) continues: The prevalence of dementia is growing significantly as our Australian population…Details
Representatives from Museum Victoria recently visited the new Monash University DEPM Biorepository to learn about the inner workings of the state-of-the-art long term storage facility. Dr Joanna Sumner (pictured), Manager of Genetic Resources at Museum Victoria took a hands-on approach, examining the tanks, storage racks and other design considerations with colleagues Christine Tipton, Business and…Details
Woo hoo! Thanks to the strong support for research from members of the Australian community, the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank has stored blood samples from more than 12,000 (yes, that’s twelve thousand!) healthy older people. As far as we know, the ASPREE has the largest ‘bank’ of biospecimens from healthy older people in the world.…Details
University of Adelaide’s Professor Nigel Stocks, chief investigator to the ASPREE study in South Australia, today welcomes participants and their guests at a study update in Marion. This is the first of two scheduled events for our Adelaide participants. Invitations to the second study update, which will be held in Salisbury, will be in the post in…Details
ASPREE jumped on board Yarra Trams’ Good Friday Appeal, resulting in two tram faces sporting the ASPREE logo.
The Good Friday Appeal is a major Easter fundraiser for Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital. The Yarra Trams initiative reportedly raised more than $30,000.
Humble hero or hidden villain? The ongoing story of aspirin’s powers. by Professor Andrew Tonkin The humble aspirin has a remarkable history dating back to ancient Egyptian times when the bark of weeping willow (which contains salicin from which the aspirin formulation is derived) was found to have anti-inflammatory properties. And Hippocrates wrote about the…Details