Press Releases

  • Neurological Foundation

    3 May, 2006

    University of Auckland neuroscientists have made a significant breakthrough using adult stem cell transplantation that holds promise for the future treatment of Huntington's disease.

    The study, funded by the Neurological Foundation,and about be published in the science journal Experimental Neurology, is the first time that a viable number of adult stem cells had survived transplantation and replaced those in the brain destroyed by Huntington's disease.

  • Neurological Foundation

    5 July, 2005

    A grant from the Neurological Foundation will enable University of Auckland scientists to continue their quest for a viable treatment for Huntington's Disease, a rare inherited brain disorder.

    The $70,000 grant to researchers headed by Bronwen Connor at the university's Department of Pharmacology is one of nine totalling more than $501,000 announced by the Neurological Foundation last week. Medical research funding is the major focus of the Foundation which is almost totally funded by individual New Zealanders, with over 95% of its funds coming from donations and bequests.

  • Neurological Foundation

    3 March, 2005

    Mandyam Srinivasan from Australian National University in Canberra will speaking about his work on honeybee vision, communication and cognition which is both fascinating and exceptional. This event is co-hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Auckland Neuroscience Network and will take place next Friday, 10 March 2005 at 1pm in the Lewis Lecture Theatre in the Health Sciences Building on the Grafton campus.

  • Neurological Foundation

    University of Auckland neuroscientist have traced the pathway adult neural stem cells travel along to repair the human brain, opening up an exciting new field of research that could potentially lead to treatments for many brain disorders.

    New Zealand and Swedish neuroscientists have traced the pathway adult neural stem cells travel along to repair the human brain, opening up an exciting new field of research that could potentially lead to treatments for many brain disorders.

  • Dr Jon Simcock

    Infectious diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) are well known to everyone. Infections with parasites ( e.g. hydatid disease of the brain, malaria), bacteria (e.g. meningococcus) and viruses ( e.g. herpes virus encephalitis, poliomyelitis) are common knowledge, but a peculiar infectious agent, prion protein, is generally known only in relation to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or “mad cow disease”). While infections of humans by prion proteins are uncommon, they are of intense interest, with two Nobel prizes awarded for research in this area.

  • Neurological Foundation

    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

  • Neurological Foundation

    (This article is based on material supplied by the US Government National Institutes of Health).

  • Neurological Foundation

    HRC's Liley Medal awarded for work on neurodevelopmental risk in preterm infants.

    Predicting neurodevelopmental risk in children born very premature has earned Associate Professor Lianne Woodward from the University of Canterbury the HRC's prestigious Liley Medal for health research.

    The medal was presented to Associate Professor Woodward at the New Zealand Science Honours dinner held on 15 November 2006 by Lady Margaret Liley and assisted by Dr John Hay, Deputy Chair of the HRC Board.

  • Neurological Foundation

    Adrienne Kohler, communications manager for the Neurological Foundation and Dr Bronwen Connor, an Associate Professor in Pharmacology and head of the Neural Repair and Neurogenesis laboratory at the University of Auckland appeared on Media 7 to discuss media coverage of stem cell treatments clincs.

    Story from Russell Brown's weblog - Hard News

  • Neurological Foundation

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand fully supported Peter Jackson’s and Fran Walsh’s decision to donate money to stem cell research at the University of California.

    “Mr Jackson obviously recognises the crucial need to fund this type of research and we respect his decision to support the facility of his choice,” said Neurological Foundation executive director Max Ritchie.

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