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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018 9:14am
In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack.
Friday, 28 September 2018 10:39am
The primary goal of BHRC researcher Dr Lynette Sadleir's work is to improve the treatment of epileptic children by providing faster diagnosis and a better understanding of what causes their seizures.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:01am
For the last 11 years, Brain Health Research Centre researcher Professor Dr John Reynolds has been working on a treatment that would reverse the crippling impacts of Parkinson's.
Now, a device that would be implanted underneath a patient's scalp, injecting medicine more precisely, brings promise.
Friday, 3 August 2018 10:31am
Four of the five University of Otago researchers who received some of the $1.5 million in funding recently awarded by the Neurological Foundation are members of the Brain Health Research Centre.
Friday, 27 July 2018 11:07am
Announcing the winners of the 2018 Brain Health Research Centre artwork competition "Your Brain is the Boss"
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:12am
Can we get ahead of getting sick? Gene therapy and editing are the future of medicine. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease may one day be cured by a single injection.
Friday, 29 June 2018 12:36pm
Come along to the University of Otago Science Expo Saturday 7 July 10am - 4pm, and Sunday 8 July 10am - 2pm to explore a range of research taking place at the university, including at the Brain Health Research Centre's stand.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 2:14pm
The Brain Health Research Centre is holding an artwork competition in connection with our 2018 theme “Your Brain is the Boss of Your Body”.
Friday, 22 June 2018 9:58am
A University of Otago research team whose ultimate goal is to restore fertility in women suffering Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), has received a significant boost with an almost $5 million grant from the Health Research Council.
Monday, 18 June 2018 10:21am
A new study investigating for the first time the health of occupants of leaky homes in New Zealand is one of many University of Otago-led projects being funded this year by the Health Research Council to the tune of almost $19 million.
Monday, 18 June 2018 9:40am
Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir spoke on the history and future of epilepsy treatment at a public lecture, which was the official start of the 12th annual Brain Health Research Centre conference in Dunedin.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:50am
Growing older doesn’t just affect our bodies, it also changes our brains.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 2:04pm
BHRC researchers teach St Joseph School pupils about the brain in an all-day visit to the Temuka school.
Thursday, 3 May 2018 9:18am
Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir will give a public talk on epilepsy, covering its history as well as her most recent work on understanding its causes and possible new treatments.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 2:35pm
What does neuroscience say is the best way to get better at anything?
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 1:30pm
Professor Jürgen Götz, from the University of Queensland, believes that ultrasound may be the future of Alzheimer’s treatment.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 2:15pm
Associate Professor Christine Jasoni is a developmental biologist focused on understanding the developing brain. “What we’re primarily interested in, in my lab, is how early life challenges affect the development of the brain,”
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 2:12pm
Professor Allan Herbison in a neuroendocrinologist working with some of the strangest cells in the human body; gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 2:07pm
Dr Alex Tups, is a neuroendocrinologist investigating how our bodies control our weight.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 1:56pm
Humans are obsessed with music. It exists on every continent, in every society, with roots reaching back at least forty thousand years to the earliest discovered instruments. But what is it about sound and music that we are so drawn to?
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 2:00pm
Professor Colin Brown is a neuroendocrinologist; he examines how hormones, generated in the brain, impact brain and body functions.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:50am
Associate Professor Greg Anderson has an eye on most aspects of neuroendocrinology; metabolism, fertility, stress.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:40am
Dr Richard Piet is the latest researcher to become a principal investigator in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology. “My research focuses on the neurophysiological regulation of the circadian clock,” Richard says, “and how that rhythm might impact reproduction.”
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:43am
Dr Karl Iremonger has spent his academic career examining how neurons in the hypothalamus function.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:27am
“Essentially what I’m interested in,” Stephen says, “is cell signalling, and how cells respond to external signals.”
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:29am
Professor Dave Grattan’s work centres around the pituitary hormone prolactin, “so, that’s the control of prolactin secretion, and increasingly more focused around the actions of prolactin in the brain.”
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:23am
Associate Professor Rebecca Campbell’s work focuses on the neural circuits that control ovulation.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 11:02am
For some children puberty starts far too early, Professor Ursula Kaiser explores why this might be occuring
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 10:15am
Every cell in your body runs on a clock. Joe Takahashi talks about what can go wrong when you get out of sync.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 10:04am
The relationship between your nerves and your muscles will change as you age, but what exactly are these changes?
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 9:44am
Living well in later life - seminar by Professor Ngaire Kerse
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 9:00am
Living to 100 with all your marbles – with Professor Ngaire Kerse, Professor Cliff Abraham, and Associate Professor Liana Machado
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 3:23pm
The Otago Daily Times looks forward to Brain Awareness Week 2018 in a feature on how to keep cognitively sharp as you age.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:19am
Visiting academic Prof Jeff Zacks, from University of Washington at St Louis, had some interesting things to say about how our brains understand movies. If you missed his public talk last week, catch up with media reports about his research.
Thursday, 8 February 2018 1:21pm
Come along to a week of free talks, workshops, and activities as part of the international Brain Awareness Week 2018, supported by the Brain Health Research Centre in conjunction with Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, Brain Research New Zealand and Otago Museum.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:03am
BHRC researchers have found that certain brain chemicals change with age and in disease.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 5:24pm
Prof Jeff Zacks is a neuroscientist with a deep interest in movies - how our prehistoric brains react to flickering light as though what we were seeing was real, and the tricks film makers play on our brains.He will be giving a public talk "Flicker: Your Brain on Movies" at the St David St Lecture Theatre at 5.30pm on Monday 12 February.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:34am
The 2017 December issue of our newsletter looks at bionics, babies and of course brains.
Friday, 3 November 2017 12:26pm
Congratulations to five BHRC researchers on their Marsden grants.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:06am
Dr Max Berry, a researcher and neonatologist, discusses the real outcomes for preterm babies in New Zealand.
Monday, 9 October 2017 2:42pm
BHRC PhD student Nadia Adotevi is selected to speak at the major international epilepsy conference.