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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.

Two awards at PSNZ Prize Forum

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Friday 17 December 2021

Two CNE members won prizes at this year’s virtual Prize Forum of the Physiological Society of New Zealand (PSNZ).

Three Marsden grants for the Centre

Rosie Brown Sharon Ladyman Joon Kim in the CNE lab_thumb

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.

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