Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:14pm
A recent review of research shows that THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, alters the dopamine system in the brain.
Monday, 19 December 2016 12:15pm
A team of researchers, including Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir of the BHRC, have examined the genetic underpinnings of SUDEP.
Friday, 16 December 2016 12:17pm
BHRC researchers have found that a molecule related to amyloid-beta can improve the memory of impaired individuals
Friday, 16 December 2016 12:18pm
Dr Andrew Clarkson has validated what stroke sufferers have been reporting for years: Memory problems get worse weeks after stroke.
Thursday, 15 December 2016 2:28pm
Being promoted to full Professor is the icing on the cake of an incredible year for John Reynolds of Anatomy.
Monday, 5 December 2016 12:20pm
BHRC researchers identify which genes put people at risk of developing dyskinesia after taking Parkinson's Disease medication
Monday, 5 December 2016 12:32pm
In the wake of disaster what can we do to reduce the chance of mental health problems?
Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:34pm
Madeleine Kyrke-Smith, winner of the 2015 Roche Hanns Möhler Doctoral Scholarship, discusses her work on the impact of DNA on memory.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:35pm
Traveling to Mars could cause serious and irreparable brain damage. Why does this happen, and what can be done to prevent it?
Monday, 31 October 2016 12:38pm
Associate Professor Dorothy Oorschot is developing a treatment which could save premature babies from brain damage.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:39pm
The first child conceived using a controversial fertility technique was recently revealed to have been born. How will his conception impact the rest of his life?
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:41pm
Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie and Dr Stephanie Hughes of the BHRC have founded a platform for viral vector and optogenetics research.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:42pm
Professor Ahmad Hariri, from Duke University, discusses his work with the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and whether you can identify mental illness before it is triggered.
Friday, 7 October 2016 12:43pm
Dr Paul Shillito, a paediatric neurologist, explains why medicinal marijuana isn't necessarily a miracle cure for epilepsy.
Friday, 30 September 2016 3:38pm
An article from the Whakatane Beacon about the giant inflatable brain's recent trip to Whakatane
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:59pm
A collection of articles about the developmental researchers who are a part of the BHRC.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:11pm
A list and links to all of the BHRC seminar articles from 2016.
Monday, 26 September 2016 12:44pm
Professor Paul Glue, along with Australian colleagues, is running a trial to determine if ketamine is effective for treating depression.
Friday, 9 September 2016 12:45pm
Dr Andrew Clarkson has developed a potential treatment to reduce the impact of stroke.
Monday, 29 August 2016 12:47pm
Professor Stephen Robertson is a paediatric geneticist researching genetic diseases related to stem cells.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 12:48pm
Dr Stephanie Hughes is trying to find treatments for the childhood onset neurodegenerative disease Batten disease
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:50pm
PhD student Thom Elston discusses how motivation is impacted by increases in difficulty.
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 12:51pm
Dr Ailsa McGregor discusses her work in examining whether the anti-smoking drug varenicline can control the symptoms of Huntington's Disease
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 12:54pm
PhD student Katherine Nielsen explains how exercise could slow the onset of muscle weakness caused by aging.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016 1:16pm
University of Otago scientists have gained a total of around $912,000 to pursue eight brain research projects in the Neurological Foundation’s July funding round announced today.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:56pm
Associate Professor Christine Jasoni keeps you up to date with exactly what she and her lab are researching
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:58pm
PhD student Blake Porter explains how your brain accounts for differences in effort
Thursday, 23 June 2016 5:02pm
Professor Leigh Hale discusses the success in letting people with multiple sclerosis guide their own physiotherapy
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 5:00pm
As part of a BHRC 2016 public lecture Professor Neil McNaughton explains how his work may make testing anti-anxiety drugs easier
Friday, 17 June 2016 4:59pm
As part of the 2016 BHRC conference Professor Stephen Robertson discusses how human evolution may be the cause of some developmental disorders.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 1:55pm
The Brain Health Research Centre's yearly conference packs a years worth of scientific discovery into two days.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:29am
An update on the current scientific understanding of zika virus and its impact on fetal brain development
Friday, 20 May 2016 4:56pm
Dr Paul Trani, Frida O'Neill, and Professor Ian McLennan discuss the clinical and research approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Is the current system good enough?
Friday, 6 May 2016 4:54pm
Associate Professor Graeme Hammond-Tooke, a clinician, and Associate Professor Beulah Leitch, a researcher, come together to explain epilepsy to BHRC members.
Tuesday, 3 May 2016 4:53pm
Associate Professor Phil Sheard explains why we become weaker as we age, and why exercise may be the key to staying active for longer.
Monday, 2 May 2016 4:51pm
An explanation of exciting new research into the genetic causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We discuss the SHANK3 gene and explore why it might be the key to curing some individuals with ASD.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 4:47pm
Hypnotherapist Karen Hughes and psychology Professor David Bilkey explain the relationship between hypnotherapy and sleep.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 4:45pm
Professor Dirk De Ridder, the current Chair of Neurosurgery, updates the public on the progress he and his collegues have made to neurosurgery research in Dunedin.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 3:49pm
The Neurodome project utilizes immersive display technology, including planetarium format and virtual reality, to create new ways for learning about the brain.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 4:40pm
For the first interview of Brain Week Russell Snell explains his research, past and present. He discusses his role in discovering the Huntington's gene, HTT, in 1993 and how his research towards a cure is progressing.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 3:23pm
Summaries of every 2016 Brain Week event are available here.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 4:37pm
As the first event of Brain Week visiting Professor Massimiano Bucchi and University of Otago Professor Dave Grattan discussed the role of food in society and on our brains.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 4:38pm
Professor Warren Tate discusses the role music has played in his own life, and how it may be an important tool for helping people suffering from dementia.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 4:43pm
A concussion can really impact your quality of life. In this event the Dunedin Concussion Team explained what happens to your brain during a concussion, and how to get back into your routine after the injury.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 4:35pm
Associate Professor Christine Jasoni explains how the maternal mind and body can impact development in utero. In this interview she discusses how early intervention may be the key to keeping these impacted children healthy and happy.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 11:50am
University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new marker that could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease — and all that might be required is a simple blood test.
Friday, 11 March 2016 10:04am
The movie 'Concussion' tells the true story of Dr Bennet Omalu, who discovered severe neurodegeneration could be caused by repeat concussion. We thought this would be a perfect opportunity to refresh your understand of concussion, and explain how it can cause damage to your brain.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016 1:27pm
Ever wanted to see inside a real human brain as fluorescent neurons fire out messages?
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:27am
Human genetic engineering is no longer science fiction. A new technique has given us the opportunity to potentially eradicate genetic disease, but what is this technique And should we use it?
Monday, 29 February 2016 10:55am
Calcium is important for more than just healthy bones. According to Emeritus Professor John Rostas, it is also a key factor in cell death during stroke.
Friday, 26 February 2016 12:51pm
The February issue of the Brain Health Research Centre's quarterly newsletter is now available.
Thursday, 25 February 2016 1:55pm
BHRC student Blake Porter has won a University of Otago Outreach certificate for his regular blog on neuroscience topics.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:44am
A full week of free activities, speakers and events based on learning more about the brain and the power of the mind.
Sunday, 14 February 2016 1:30pm
BHRC researcher Dr Karl Iremonger gives the scientific low down on the "love hormone" oxytocin.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:46am
Schizophrenia effects more than 30,000 New Zealanders, and until recently had no known cause. This article explains new findings which suggest that the immune system plays a key role in the development of schizophrenia.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016 10:17am
Visiting researcher Prof John Rothwell, from the University of College London, discusses whether electrical stimulation can harness the natural power of the human brain to recover from stroke or speed up learning.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 11:07am
The Zika virus is a mosquito borne illness which has been linked to a spike in birth defects in South America. As of February 1st, it has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organisation. In this article the BHRC explains how the virus spreads and what can be done to stop it.
Monday, 25 January 2016 10:44am
BHRC neurosurgeon Prof Dirk De Ridder is trialing implants in the brains of alcoholics to try to resolve their addictions. Of the four patients implanted so far one has stopped completely while the other three have greatly reduced their drinking.
Wednesday, 6 January 2016 9:55am
Associate Professor Phil Sheard was awarded the Otago School of Medical Sciences 2015 Distinguished Academic Teacher award at the end of year award ceremony in December.
Tuesday, 5 January 2016 11:27am
BHRC researcher Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie was awarded the 2015 Kaupap Maori Research Award from the Otago School of Medical Sciences for her research into Parkinson's disease.
Monday, 4 January 2016 11:36am
BHRC student Nikita Potemkin's essay "Helping the fight against Alzheimer's disease: Beating the bullies" won the Otago Medical School Research Society's prize for science writing.
Click through to read the whole essay.