Centre for Brain Research
Looking inside our bodies with physics
28 September 2021
MRI Physicist Dr Catherine Morgan is using the physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to find early predictors of dementia.
Dementia's looming toll exposed in research report
28 September 2021
Dementia is set to cost $6 billion a year by 2050, posing a major risk to New Zealand’s health system, according to a University of Auckland report.
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.