The Centre for Free Radical Research is undertaking a range of research projects related to the causes and consequences of oxidative stress in human disease. They are developing new methods to measure oxidative stress and its impact on cell function, and they are exploring ways to modify these processes for the improved treatment of infectious disease, cancer and neurological disease.
The institute is a multidisciplinary research unit focusing on neurohumoral factors involved in the regulation of blood pressure and salt/water balance, particularly with respect to their role in the pathophysiology of heart failure.
We have followed the health, education and life progress of a group of 1,265 children born in the Christchurch (New Zealand) urban region during mid 1977.
Current studies include a psychotherapy treatment trial in depression, a psychotherapy trial in people with bipolar disorder, a comparison of three psychotherapies for binge eating, a social anxiety disorder study and a study on the genetics of depression and personality.
The main research focus for the group is on the clinical application of pharmacology knowledge.
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes influence a patient's responses to drugs.
We are interested in the pathology of human tumours and in identifying the genetic changes that give rise to cancer.