Centre for Brain Research
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.
When being brainy comes easily
17 July 2020
Developed and led by Professor Bronwen Connor, 'Being Brainy' is an eight-week inquiry programme for primary and intermediate schools to teach children about the brain.
Improving hearing health across the Pacific
10 July 2020
The World Health Organisation estimates that 466 million people have disabling hearing loss. With that figure predicted to double by 2050, Professor Peter Thorne has been working towards providing accessible ear health services in the Pacific for a decade.
Providing a therapy to live well with dementia
8 July 2020
“The first time I came across Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) in a research report, I just thought ‘wow’,” says BRNZ Principal Investigator Dr Gary Cheung.
One way our ‘remoteness’ could serve us
1 June 2020
Opinion: NZ has remote communities with good uptake of technology and lockdown has shown we could be leaders in remote healthcare, writes Grant Searchfield.
Your nose: the window to your brain
25 May 2020
Opinion: Sense of smell loss is linked to neurodegenerative diseases and to Covid-19. Research on the nose could help determine their cause, writes Maurice Curtis.
'Crazy' idea leads to brain disease breakthrough
21 April 2020
How a hunch led to a new way to grow human brain cells to investigate an array of challenging disorders.
Choir online – therapeutic singing during isolation
1 April 2020
The Centre for Brain Research's CeleBRation Choir hasn't let the lockdown stop them from singing together, as they use technology to connect and practise.
A match made in the lab
9 March 2020
Conversation is the key to learning new things from one another. For some it starts as a casual chat about the weather for others it’s a shared connection and passion for cell communication.
No-brainer: New Zealand’s top female neuroscientists on why we need more women in science
18 February 2020
Every secondary school student in New Zealand will have access to a book debunking gender stereotypes in science thanks to Brain Research New Zealand and a best selling science writer.
We are taking our place in science
18 February 2020
Opinion: No matter how you measure it, science remains systematically biased against women – and ethnically diverse women even more so, writes Dr Hinemoa Elder.