Press Releases

  • Neurological Foundation

    HRC's Liley Medal awarded for work on neurodevelopmental risk in preterm infants.

    Predicting neurodevelopmental risk in children born very premature has earned Associate Professor Lianne Woodward from the University of Canterbury the HRC's prestigious Liley Medal for health research.

    The medal was presented to Associate Professor Woodward at the New Zealand Science Honours dinner held on 15 November 2006 by Lady Margaret Liley and assisted by Dr John Hay, Deputy Chair of the HRC Board.

  • Neurological Foundation

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand fully supported Peter Jackson’s and Fran Walsh’s decision to donate money to stem cell research at the University of California.

    “Mr Jackson obviously recognises the crucial need to fund this type of research and we respect his decision to support the facility of his choice,” said Neurological Foundation executive director Max Ritchie.

  • Neurological Foundation

    Otago research teams investigating different aspects of learning and memory are among grant recipients in the Neurological Foundation’s latest funding round announced on July 4.

    Inner ear disorders can cause memory problems

    A Neurological Foundation grant announced on July 4 has come at a crucial point for a team of Otago University researchers.

  • Neurological Foundation

    The Neurological Foundation and the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences will be co-sponsoring a Neurological Open Day at the Grafton campus on Saturday March 17.

    The event will be part of International Brain Awareness Week, which runs from March 12 to 18 2007.

    The day will feature exhibitions from all facets of neurology, including the latest research, clinical advances, education, support services, careers and brain health advice.

  • Neurological Foundation

    New Zealand researchers have gained international recognition for a study that uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to detect brain injury in very preterm infants.

  • Neurological Foundation

    University of Auckland neuroscientist have traced the pathway adult neural stem cells travel along to repair the human brain, opening up an exciting new field of research that could potentially lead to treatments for many brain disorders.

    New Zealand and Swedish neuroscientists have traced the pathway adult neural stem cells travel along to repair the human brain, opening up an exciting new field of research that could potentially lead to treatments for many brain disorders.

  • Dr Jon Simcock

    Infectious diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) are well known to everyone. Infections with parasites ( e.g. hydatid disease of the brain, malaria), bacteria (e.g. meningococcus) and viruses ( e.g. herpes virus encephalitis, poliomyelitis) are common knowledge, but a peculiar infectious agent, prion protein, is generally known only in relation to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or “mad cow disease”). While infections of humans by prion proteins are uncommon, they are of intense interest, with two Nobel prizes awarded for research in this area.

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