Press Releases

  • Neurological Foundation

    7 January, 2011

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand has today announced research grants, travel grants, fellowships and scholarships totalling more than $1,020,000 for its December 2010 funding round. This allocation brings the Foundation’s total neurological research and training funding for 2010 to
    over $2,000,000.

    In this round, the Foundation awarded four project grants, two Miller PhD Scholarships, one Philip Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship, a one-year extension to the 2008 Philip Wrightson Fellowship recipient, one travel grant and two small project grants.

  • Neurological Foundation

    14 July, 2010

    University of Auckland researchers, partially funded by the Neurological Foundation, have shown for the first time that combining brain stimulation with simple rehabilitation exercises can help people recover arm and hand function several months after stroke.

    University of Auckland researchers have shown for the first time that combining brain stimulation with simple rehabilitation exercises can help people recover arm and hand function several months after a stroke.

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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.

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