Centre for Brain Research
Grafton Campus a hive of activity as Brain Bee returns
16 July 2021
On 1 July 2021, the Centre for Brain Research once again hosted the North Island site visit as part of the New Zealand Brain Bee competition. Around 150 year-11 students from the Far North to Wellington visited the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for a day all about neuroscience.
Malvindar Singh-Bains: hunting for a cure for hereditary brain disease
1 June 2021
Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains from the Centre for Brain Research would like greater awareness of how the hereditary brain disease Huntington’s affects families.
Brain problems from sport, psychedelics for cancer patients: research funding
28 May 2021
New Zealand's first research examining the brain tissue of people with sports-related brain degeneration is being funded by the Health Research Council.
Brain's tiny pulsations revealed in 'stunning' 3D images
6 May 2021
A breakthrough imaging technique could help researchers and doctors to understand and treat brain disorders.
The 150-year-old mystery disease killing two New Zealanders a week
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.
Auckland scientist helps unravel mystery of Covid-19 brain effects
11 March 2021
Neuroscientist Helen Murray’s expertise with a tiny part of the brain has given her a role in unravelling the mysteries of Covid-19’s neurological effects.
Choir collaboration a cause for celebration
11 February 2021
Composer Ben Fernandez was so inspired by a piano performance he did for the CeleBRation Choir that he composed a song for them during lockdown—complete with vocals for the choir to sing.
Dementia Prevention Research Clinics send blood samples to Sweden for biomarker analysis
22 December 2020
University researchers involved with Brain Research New Zealand's Dementia Prevention Research Clinics are celebrating an exciting success.
The link between Covid and Parkinson’s
10 November 2020
Opinion: Victor Dieriks examines concerns that the rapid onset of Parkinson's disease motor symptoms after Covid-19 infection suggests a causal link.
Stalling Parkinson's disease is Auckland scientist's goal
30 October 2020
What if doctors could stall Parkinson's before the shakiness started? That's the ambition of a University of Auckland scientist.
Choir helps people with neurological conditions recover their voice
23 September 2020
A short documentary about the CeleBRation Choir, set up for people living with a neurological condition, captures how singing in a choir is crucial for well-being and may help people recover or maintain their ability to speak.
How equal is access to stroke reperfusion therapy?
18 August 2020
Fourth-year medical student Isaac Samuels (Tainui) knows that by doing research he can make a real impact – and he found the perfect opportunity to do just that with a Brain Research New Zealand Māori Summer Scholarship.