Lecture Library

Digital Discovery: Multiple Sclerosis and the brain

Professor Anne La Flamme, October 2021

Professor Anne La Flamme is a senior immunologist at the Malaghan Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, where she leads the multiple sclerosis (MS) research programme. Her research focusses on optimising current treatments and finding new drugs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Anne's extensive research career has spanned the University of Washington, Cornell University, and the Whitehead Biomedical Research Institute. Anne will be speaking about her research into MS, particularly around promoting remyelination with the drug nalfurafine which is commonly used to treat itching in patients with kidney failure.

Digital Discovery: Sports-related injuries to the brain

Dr Helen Murray, October 2021

Dr Helen Murray has recently been funded by a Health Education Trust fellowship for her latest research using novel tissue-labelling techniques to study the brains of former athletes donated to the Sports Brain Bank Initiative, a new part of the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank. As a New Zealand representative in ice hockey, she has a keen interest in understanding the neuropathology associated with repetitive sport-related concussion. Helen will be introducing the audience to the work being conducted at the new arm of the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank dedicated to sports, as well as how her work will help uncover information about sports-related injuries to the brain such as concussion.

Digital Discovery: Stroke and the Carotid Artery

Associate Professor Steven Gieseg, September 2021

Associate Professor Gieseg’s talk will look at how cardiovascular disease, which includes strokes, is the product of inflammatory processes within the artery wall. He will discuss his groups work on a key set of white blood cell generated biomarkers and progress that has been made to develop X-ray machines that can see the inflammation sites in the artery wall. The new x-ray machines, called “MARS Scanners”, use the different wavelengths of X-ray beam to distinguish different types of tissue within the body.

Sir Richard Faull - June 2021


Women in Science: Auckland

Brain Awareness Month 2021 with Dr Tracy Melzer

Brain Matters 2020 Whangarei with Dr Juliette Cheyne

Growing brain cells and neurological disease in a dish

Typos in our DNA: Shaping genetic conditions

Epilepsy, sex hormones and the female brain

An unwelcome visitor: how cancer cells enter the brain

Dealing with stress: Is it all in the brain?

Behind-the-scenes of New Zealand's only human brain bank

Earthquake Brain: A look at the Canterbury earthquakes and the brain

Back to the future: The promise of brain cell reprogramming

Brain Awareness Month: Dr Peter Bergin

Brain Awareness Month: Dr Melanie McConnell

Otago Brain Day: Associate Professor Liana Machado

Neurological Rehabilitation Treatments

2020 Women in Science: Invercargill

Brain Plasticity: A key to the brain's resilience against pathology?

2019 Neurological Foundation AGM

Women in Neuroscience - International Women's Day 2019

Understanding Autism and Learning Differences - Brain Awareness Month 2019

Memory and the Aging Brain - Brain Awareness Month 2019

Is it in our Genes? Neurological Gene Disease, therapies and the future

Migraines and Headaches - Brain Day 2019

The Magic and Excitement of the Human Brain - Brain Day 2019

Revolutionising Stroke Rehab - Brain Day 2019

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank

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