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CNE cleans up NZSE prizes at Queenstown Research Week

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Thursday 8 September 2022

The New Zealand Society of Endocrinology awarded its annual prizes for students and emerging researchers at Queenstown Research Week and this year both went to the Centre for Neuroendocrinology.

Mood, appetite, and breathing – 3 new projects at the Centre

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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.

When female brains listen too much to testosterone

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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.

What have fat and wounds in common?

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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.

Publication Prize for PNAS Paper

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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.

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