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CNE PhD Prize for research on the reward of motherhood

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Friday 27 November 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual CNE PhD Prize saw 4 contestants compete for the trophy. In the end, Judith Swart from Rosie Brown’s lab came in first with her research on the reward mechanisms in the brains of mothers.

Three Marsden grants for the CNE

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Wednesday 11 November 2020

In this year’s funding round by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society three researchers of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology have been successful in attracting research support. Drs Kristina Smiley and Joe Yip both receive a Fast-Start Grant as emerging researchers and Karl Iremonger is awarded a Standard Grant.

Unusual suspect: Could deficient 'brain glue' make you infertile?

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Monday 2 November 2020

The most common cause of infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), affects about 10% of all women. Dr Elodie Desroziers from the Centre for Neuroendocrinology has just been awarded the prestigious Hercus Fellowship by the New Zealand Health Research Council to investigate the brain’s role in this disorder.

Why mothers care: New study on how pregnancy hormones change the brain

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Wednesday 1 July 2020

Dr Rosie Brown and Prof Dave Grattan have received funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to investigate how pregnancy hormones influence the mother’s brain to ensure she looks after her offspring appropriately. The project is co-led by the two researchers from the Departments of Physiology and Anatomy, respectively.

Positive stress - emerging researcher wins prize for stress studies

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Wednesday 17 June 2020

Dr Joon Kim from the Iremonger lab has been awarded the 2020 Emerging Researcher Prize of the Brain Health Research Centre (BHRC) of the University of Otago. The prize recognises his recent work on stress neurons in the brain which he presented at a BHRC seminar.

Zebrafish study continues to attract awards

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Wednesday 26 February 2020

Kaj Kamstra has won another award for his work on the control of food intake in zebrafish. At the Swiss Winter Conference on Ingestive Behaviour in St. Moritz he received the Young Investigator Award for his outstanding presentation.

Carl Smith Medal for Karl Iremonger

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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Dr Karl Iremonger is this year’s recipient of the Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal. The University’s early career award recognizes outstanding research performance, including the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge and development of innovative technology.

A lactation hormone in males?

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

The hormone prolactin has many functions beyond its originally described role in milk production. Prof Dave Grattan and Dr Rosie Brown have now received funding from the Royal Society Marsden Fund to investigate the role of prolactin in parental behaviour of fathers at the Centre for Neuroendocrinology.

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