Public news, events and research developments. Brain Research New Zealand - Rangahau Roro Aotearoa. JULY 2016  
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Raising community awareness of our Alzheimer's disease research
Professor Mike Dragunow
BRNZ Co-Director Professor Cliff Abraham interviewed on TV about $5m Alzheimer's research grant
Raising community awareness of our Alzheimer's disease research
BRNZ member Valery Feigin on stroke and heart attack screenings falling short
Dr Margaret Dudley: Addressing the critical lack of research into Maori and dementia
BRNZ Symposium at NZANC 2016 in Auckland. Hurry! submissions close 11 August

BRNZ Symposium at NZANC 2016 in Auckland 

For the first time, Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa (BRNZ) will sponsor a symposium at NZANC 2016. Submit an abstract on basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, population and health economics research 

Date: Thursday 24 November – Saturday 26 November. Venue: AUT City Campus, Auckland. 
HURRY - abstract submission closes 11 August 

Brain and Mind Research (BMAP) Conference Auckland 2016

Hurry! Abstract submission for BMAP closes August 1 

Plasticity of the Brain and Mind is this year's APRU Conference theme. Hosted by the University of Auckland's Centre for Brain Research and held in the stunning country of New Zealand, Brain and Mind Research (BMAP) 2016 will be taking place from the 23rd to 25th of August at the Fisher and Paykel Clinical Education Centre located at Auckland City hospital.

Venue: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Clinical Education Centre.
Location: Level 5 Main Building Auckland City Hospital , 2 Park Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
Website: Brain and Mind Research (BMAP) Auckland 2016.
Dates: 23 August 2016 at 17:00 - 25 August 2016 at 19:00.

Emma Lambert, Project Manager BRNZ national dementia database
Inaugural Public Lecture 'The Future of Memory': Professor Donna Rose Addis - 18 August, 2016 at Fale Pasifika
Chris Heinrich: PhD candidate using virtual reality to aid stoke rehabilitation
Susan Rapley: PhD Candidate measuring memory by deep diving into C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP)
You can now watch us on YouTube

Watch our researchers on YouTube

At the Brain Research New Zealand YouTube channel, you will discover curated media interviews, public lectures and seminars about our extensive research which spans 67 research groups and four universities. 

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Parkinson’s disease

  • Associate Professor John Reynolds talks about his research focusing on dopamine release and finding new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
  • Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie talks about a novel treatment for Parkinson’s disease called viral vector optogenetics, which involves inserting new genes into the brain and then stimulating certain cells in the brain with light. Watch playlist


Huntington’s disease

  • Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains talks to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute about her extensive research into Huntington’s disease, and how she takes her research from the lab into the community. Watch playlist
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