Non-invasive near-infrared optical imaging of neurodegeneration

Grant number: 1044264 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Dementia currently affects over 240,000 Australians with an increasing health cost. A common cause of dementia occurs when proteins in the brain form deposits and brain cells degenerate and die. This project will develop a novel medical imaging method that will facilitate the detection of dying brain cells. This will enable a better understanding of the causes of cell death and the opportunity to identify the best time for meaningful therapeutic intervention.