Thursday 21 July 2022
It started with a serendipitous discovery that a population of dopamine neurons in the hypothalamus are involved in appetite control. Now Dr Joe Yip has been awarded a small grant by the Neurological Foundation to take this research further.
Monday 4 July 2022
The bodies (and minds) of women undergo significant changes during pregnancy, and some of these changes can be more desirable than others. Researchers at the Centre for Neuroendocrinology have received funding to study the underlying changes in mother’s brains, when their appetite and breathing change during pregnancy and what may go wrong if they develop mood disorders after giving birth.
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common forms of infertility. Dr Caroline Decourt has found a possible cause for the development of the disorder and won the Research Staff Speaker Prize at the recent Otago Medical School Research Society meeting.
Friday 3 June 2022
Associate Professor Alex Tups has received funding to find the link between impaired wound healing in obese or diabetic patients and a hormone involved in metabolic disease.
Thursday 26 May 2022
A paper in the prestigious journal PNAS on how the hormone prolactin regulates maternal behaviour by acting on specific parts of the brain has scored a publication award for postdoc Dr Teodora Georgescu.
Friday 17 December 2021
Two CNE members won prizes at this year’s virtual Prize Forum of the Physiological Society of New Zealand (PSNZ).
Tuesday 23 November 2021
Like every year, the 2021 CNE PhD Prize was fought out with some really high calibre science presentations and we are delighted to announce that this year’s winner is Aisha Sati from the Campbell group.
Monday 15 November 2021
Drs Rosie Brown, Sharon Ladyman, and Joon Kim have been successful with their applications for this year’s funding round of the Royal Society’s Marsden Fund grants.
Thursday 16 September 2021
Researchers Prof Greg Anderson and Dr Caroline Decourt have received MBIE funding for developing a new strategy to eradicate pest mammals which put native plants and animals at risk.
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