Friday, 29 June 2018
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Brain research supports our communities and families
An ageing population means more people will be affected by neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and stroke in the future. Fortunately, brain research offers hope to individuals, families and society. Every day brings new findings that enhance our understanding of brain health and disease.
The BHRC has 240 multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians across 44 laboratories, who are committed to finding new treatments to harness the brain's restorative potential, and testing innovative new therapies.
Your Brain is the Boss of your Body 2018
Each year the BHRC has a theme it uses to guide its communication to the wider public. This year our theme is Your Brain is the Boss of your Body".
Your brain might look like a big wrinkly pink sponge, but it runs the show and controls just about everything you do, even when you are asleep.
We will be holding various public events around Otago and Southland over the year. Keep an eye on this webpage or our Facebook page for our events.
The mission of the Brain Health Research Centre is to undertake internationally excellent research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of brain health, disease and repair, to develop new treatments for neurological disorders, to provide international quality training for early-career neuroscientists, and to develop active educational links with the lay community.