Press Releases

  • Neurological Foundation

    1 July, 2010

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand has today announced research grants, travel grants and scholarships totalling nearly $750,000 for its July 2010 funding round. The Neurological Foundation is the primary non-government sponsor of neurological research in this country.

  • Neurological Foundation

    30 June, 2010

    The end of neurological disorders begins with research…

    The Neurological Foundation’s Annual Appeal week starts on Sunday 4th July, so watch out for the satirical TV ad campaign featuring neuroscientists washing cars to raise funds for their research. The reality of the campaign’s underlying message however is not at all humorous; funding for brain research is needed more than ever to improve the outcomes for the growing number of New Zealanders being diagnosed with neurological disorders.

  • Neurological Foundation

    21 June, 2010

    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  Presents: The Marvels of the Human Brain.

    How exercise, sleeping well, managing stress a balanced diet, strong networks and a mental workout can help you brain stay healthy.

    Exercise the body

  • Neurological Foundation

    21 June, 2010

    What foods can help you develop a healthy brain and decrease the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.

  • Neurological Foundation

    7 December, 2009

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand awarded more than $1 million in research grants, travel grants and scholarships for its December 2009 funding round, announced on Monday, December 7.

  • Neurological Foundation

    10 March, 2008

    In the early 1900s, Sigmund Freud, Alois Alzheimer and Harvey Cushing were building their careers in neuroscience. Freud published his groundbreaking work The Interpretation of Dreams, Alzheimer identified Alzheimer’s disease, and Cushing was establishing neurosurgery as a specialty.

  • Neurological Foundation

    20 July, 2007

    A grant from the Neurological Foundation will allow researchers at the University of Canterbury to fine-tune a computer model of cerebral bloodflow that could become a tool in predicting, treating and preventing stroke.

    Professor Tim David, of the University's Centre for Bioengineering, said stroke - the death of brain cells through lack of blood - was the third greatest cause of death and the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand.

    "Developing clinical diagnostic tools for the prediction and prevention of stroke is of the utmost importance," he said.

  • Neurological Foundation

    8 July, 2007

    What would you consider our society's most serious health problem - cancer, heart disease, HIV/Aids? In fact, brain disorders hold top place. Currently they affect as many as a billion people worldwide , that is, one thousand million people, almost a sixth of the world's total population and 25 times more people than the 39.5 million estimated to be infected with HIV/Aids.

  • Neurological Foundation

    4 July, 2007

    It's Annual Appeal Week!

    This year’s Appeal marks an outstanding 20-year association between the Neurological Foundation and MITRE 10, our Annual Appeal campaign sponsor. Since 1991, MITRE 10 has contributed over $1 million to the production of our Appeal. Without this sponsorship, the Foundation could simply not facilitate the campaign.

    A BIG THANKS to MITRE 10 and their staff around the country!


    Sunday 3 July to Saturday 9 July

  • Neurological Foundation

    3 May, 2006

    University of Auckland neuroscientists have made a significant breakthrough using adult stem cell transplantation that holds promise for the future treatment of Huntington's disease.

    The study, funded by the Neurological Foundation,and about be published in the science journal Experimental Neurology, is the first time that a viable number of adult stem cells had survived transplantation and replaced those in the brain destroyed by Huntington's disease.