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BRNZ Researchers Receive Funding Boost from HRC

BRNZ Researchers Receive Funding Boost from HRC

As part of its annual funding round, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has just awarded $55.56 million to 49 projects with the potential to improve the health of New Zealanders. The projects span across public health, biomedical research, Māori and...

The Effect of Calcium After Stroke

The Effect of Calcium After Stroke

This article was originally published by the BHRC [http://www.otago.ac.nz/bhrc/news/otago595813.html] Calcium is important for more than just healthy bones. According to Emeritus Professor John Rostas from the University of Newcastle, it is also a key factor in cell...

Cognitive Decline After Stroke

Cognitive Decline After Stroke

This article was originally published by the BHRC [http://www.otago.ac.nz/bhrc/news/otago629705.html] Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the developed world. Around 5 million people are permanently disabled by stroke every year and new...

Five Million Dollars in Hrc Funding for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Five Million Dollars in Hrc Funding for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Professor Michael Dragunow is a molecular pharmacologist, neuroscientist, and researcher for BRNZ. Mike’s lab is looking into neurodegeneration, specifically how the blood supply system in the brain and inflammatory immune responses could be part of the problem in...

Kiwis Unlocking Secrets from Deep Inside of the Huntington’s Brain

Kiwis Unlocking Secrets from Deep Inside of the Huntington’s Brain

This article was originally posted by HDYONZ [http://www.hdyo.co.nz/research-1/2016/8/21/deep-inside-the-huntingtons-brain] Movement issues are one of the most commonly known symptoms of Huntington’s disease. If a person is familiar with the condition, they will know...

Mārama

Mārama

This article was originally published by the BHRC [http://www.otago.ac.nz/bhrc/news/otago624982.html] Mārama is a new viral vector and optogenetics platform founded by Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie and Dr Stephanie Hughes. The platform is funded and operated through Brain...