New Zealand researchers have gained international recognition for a study that uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to detect brain injury in very preterm infants.
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.
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.
Professor Richard Faull will hold talks in Timaru on Thursday September 11 and in Nelson on Friday September 12
Professor Richard Faull ONZM FRSNZ
Rutherford Medallist 2007
The Marvels of the Human Brain
(This article is based on material supplied by the US Government National Institutes of Health).