Centre for Brain Research
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.
Fundraising for future success
31 January 2020
The team of researchers who work at the CBR are supported by generous donations from philanthropists and individuals who contribute to funding specific projects and/or individuals to help them further both their studies and their careers and we can’t thank them enough for their on-going support.
CBR celebrates 10 years of amazing achievements
30 January 2020
Turning 10 is a milestone for anyone. It’s double digits and a firm step into the world as a pre-teen ready to make their mark. But we’ve already done that.
Three of our academics in running for New Zealander of the Year
16 December 2019
Three of the ten semi-finalists for the 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year are academic staff at the University of Auckland.
Be kind to your brain
13 December 2019
Opinion: Disease and damage to the brain causes significant loss of life and disability in NZ so we must look after this precious organ, explains Malvindar Singh-Bains.
Centre for Brain Research launches first NZ Sports Human Brain Bank
6 December 2019
The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the University of Auckland is launching a new research focus on the impact of concussion and repeated head impacts in sports on the human brain.