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The Challenge

  • De Emma Scotter

    29 April 2021

    New Zealand has one of the world’s worst rates of a fatal brain disease. Now, scientists hunting rogue genes hope to unravel the 150-year-old mystery of what triggers the disease and how to find a cure.

  • Dion O'Neale lead researcher

    15 April 2021

    The nation's Covid-19 response has relied heavily on contagion modelling. Dion O'Neale is leading work to build a unique model that mirrors the myriad connections of the entire population of New Zealand.

  • Prof Merryn Tawhai of ABI

    31 March 2021

    Professor Merryn Tawhai's work on the virtual lung has led to a vital new tool for medical staff caring for patients hospitalised with serious Covid-related illness.

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