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Brain Health Research Centre news & events

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Biochemistry’s Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes takes over as Director of the Brain Health Research Centre.

Monday, 9 March 2020 1:14pm

Associate Professor Steph Hughes undertook her first task as the new Director of the Brain Health Research Centre last week: chairing the Centre's launch of 2020’s Brain Awareness Week.

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Study links body clock to obesity and diabetes

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:50am

Does skipping a meal at particular times of day reduce your chances of developing obesity or diabetes? Are the street lights outside making you fat?

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BHRC holds 13th annual conference

Friday, 7 June 2019 11:00am

The Brain Health Research Centre held its 13th annual conference at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this week, with the theme Women's Brain Health.

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BHRC researcher wins top Health Research Excellence Award

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 2:51pm

Neurosurgeon Professor Dirk De Ridder has been awarded the prestigious Dean's Medal at the annual Health Research Excellence Awards, for his work on neuromodulation to treat brain conditions ranging from addiction to Parkinson's Disease.

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Public talk on metabolic disease and brain health

Monday, 27 May 2019 9:58am

Monash University researcher Dr Belinda Henry will give a free public talk on why women are protected against metabolic disease.

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Brain Awareness Week 2019 Programme

Monday, 25 February 2019 8:56am

We have a wonderful week of brain-related talks and activities coming during the international Brain Awareness Week 2019.
Download the exciting programme for Dunedin's events from Monday 11 March to Sunday 17 March.

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Clues in Otago research as to changes in babies’ brain formation in obese mothers

Monday, 18 February 2019 9:54am

University of Otago researchers have discovered a clue as to why there are changes in the way babies’ brains are formed in mothers who are obese during pregnancy, which can potentially lead to an elevated risk of mental illness, including autism spectrum disorders.

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Coming Soon: Brain Awareness Week 2019!

Thursday, 7 February 2019 10:58am

Brain Awareness Week 2019 will be held in Dunedin from 11 -17 March. Talks during the week include your brain’s ability to learn and adapt to change by reorganising itself, and the history of your brain from single cell to brain death.