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Brain Research New Zealand awards Strategic Grants

Brain Research New Zealand awards Strategic Grants

Brain Research New Zealand is very pleased to report that it has made a further set of grant awards, for short-term projects running in the first half of 2021. While these grants are necessarily short-term due to the Centre of Research Excellence winding up after June...

Isaac Samuels: How equal is access to stroke reperfusion therapy?

Isaac Samuels: How equal is access to stroke reperfusion therapy?

“As a young Māori health professional in training, it is crucial to me that I do everything I can, whenever I can, to ensure I am providing for my communities all across Aotearoa.” As a fourth-year medical student at the University of Auckland, Isaac Samuels (Tainui)...

Deciphering the role of grafted pericytes in mouse motor cortex

Deciphering the role of grafted pericytes in mouse motor cortex

A Brain Research New Zealand funded collaboration - Prof Ruth Empson, Prof Mike Dragunow, Assoc Prof Stephanie Hughes and Dr Andrew Clarkson PhD student Manju Ganesh (University of Otago) recently won the Sir Grafton Elliot-Smith Poster Award at the 2019 Australasian...

Prof Valery Feigin elected as Fellow of Royal Society Te Apārangi

Prof Valery Feigin elected as Fellow of Royal Society Te Apārangi

BRNZ investigator Prof Valery Feigin (AUT) has been elected as both a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Valery was elected as one of 19 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows, who are recognised for their...

Preventing stroke through coaching

Preventing stroke through coaching

Each year, stroke shortens the lives of millions of people across the globe – it is the second most common cause of death and disability worldwide. But according to BRNZ investigators, Dr Rita Krishnamurthi and MacDiarmid Medal winner, Prof. Valery Feigin, the...

A cellular approach to stroke recovery

A cellular approach to stroke recovery

Every year in New Zealand, around 9000 people have a stroke, and as our population ages, that number is expected to rise. In many cases, those affected never recover fully and disabilities can last decades. This is why BRNZ researchers have been working on all aspects...

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...

Brain Week Interview with Stroke Expert – Dr Andrew Clarkson

Brain Week Interview with Stroke Expert – Dr Andrew Clarkson

This article was originally published by the BHRC [http://www.otago.ac.nz/bhrc/news/otago648060.html] Stroke is one of the leading cause of death and disability the world over. Every year around fifteen million people worldwide will have a stroke. One third of those...