Our partnership with the QBI

We are so proud to partner with the Queensland Brain Institute to assist in raising funds for their incredibly important  work. 

In 2015, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland made a ground-breaking discovery that made global headlines. Researchers found that ultrasound could not only have the potential to delay the effects of dementia, but could also restore memory in animal models.

Currently QBI’s researchers are working towards the first stage of a clinical trial for ultrasound technology that will assess the safety of this technology. This method uses relatively inexpensive ultrasound and microbubble technology which is non-invasive and appears highly effective in temporarily open the blood-brain barrier, activating mechanisms that clear toxic protein clumps and restoring memory functions. Further information about the clinical safety trial can be found on QBI’s website.

A key barrier to success in this project is funding. Like fashion and retail, working in science is tough. It’s competitive and drastically under-funded. So researchers need the support of the community. 

This project is one close to Tracey’s heart. When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Tracey dedicated her time to providing her with respite care and felt the full of effects and impacts of the disease on her family and those that loved her mother. From this feeling grew the decision that she would find a way to make a difference into research for the disease, with the hope that her help could somehow make an impact.

White Label Noba has committed to raising enough money annually to support a PhD students salary for a year, with the goal of raising $27,000 through season launches and fund raising. You can help White Label Noba achieve this goal by visiting this  link  and making a donation in memory of Tracey’s mother, Vonnie Healy. Simply visit this link and click “other with “QBI: Vonnie Healy” in the reference.

Visit QBI: To arrange a tour contact Andrea Markey on 0403054837 or a.markey@uq.edu.au