Centre for Brain Research
Checking in for The Check Up
29 July 2019
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of TVNZ’s myth-busting health series, The Check Up, with co-presenter and FMHS senior lecturer, Dr Mataroria Lyndon.
$6m for new Gisborne MRI research lab targeting concussion, heart disease
11 July 2019
University of Auckland's Dr Samantha Holdsworth heads up Mātai, a new not-for-profit medical imaging research and innovation centre in Tairāwhiti Gisborne.
Inspiring future neuroscientists at the Centre for Brain Research
10 July 2019
Recently, the Centre for Brain Research hosted the North Island regional final of the NZ Brain Bee competition. It was a record year with 180 students selected to participate.
Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ hunt for new Parkinson’s drugs
6 July 2019
A $221,000 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation will allow a team of researchers at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research to ramp up their hunt for new drugs that could potentially slow down Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Helen Murray: The best of both worlds
30 May 2019
Dr Helen Murray discusses her love for biomedical research and her current project investigating the loss of smell during Alzheimer's disease.
An app, to quickly diagnose brain injury, including mild brain injury
8 May 2019
Dr Vickie Shim, of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, aims to develop an App to quickly diagnose if a knock to the head could have long-term health consequences.
Redefining old age with two $5 million gifts
28 March 2019
Two generous gifts totalling $10 million have been donated towards improving health outcomes, so our world-class researchers can continue to answer our Campaign For All Our Futures question: “Can we redefine old age?”
Honorary doctorates awarded
28 March 2019
Three prominent philanthropists and members of the University of Auckland community have been awarded honorary doctorates.
Brain science captivates audiences at Brain Day
25 March 2019
During March, the Centre for Brain Research partnered with the Neurological Foundation and Brain Research New Zealand to present four brain awareness events spanning diverse areas of neuroscience and engage the public with the latest research in the field.
Dr Andrea Kwakowsky receives the first Alzheimer’s NZ Fellowship
12 February 2019
Alzheimer’s NZ have awarded their inaugural Alzheimer’s Fellowship to Dr Andrea Kwakowsky, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Brain Research.
Honorary degree for prominent philanthropist
22 January 2019
The University of Auckland will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree on David Mace ONZM this week.
$5 million gift supports brain research
10 December 2018
Auckland businessman and philanthropist Sir David Levene is giving the University of Auckland an early Christmas gift - $5 million to support brain research.