Centre for Brain Research
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.
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.