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?
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