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New Zealanders for Health Research is the nation’s only dedicated public education and advocacy alliance committed to making health research a higher priority in New Zealand.

Our members span industry, patient advocacy groups, charities and research institutions. Together, our diverse alliance represents the interests of a broad community all working together to promote health and prosperity for New Zealanders.

Investment in health research is of vital importance. Not only does it improve the health and quality of people’s lives now and in the future, it also supports New Zealand’s economy through the emergence of new businesses and knowledge-based jobs for kiwis. Our voice promotes health and prosperity for New Zealand and New Zealanders.

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January 15, 2018

The devastating effects of Trumpism on science and medicine (amongst other matters)

In our hyper-connected world, President Trump’s statements and actions in undermining science, evidence and experts have far-reaching effects, according to a retired senior academic, clinician and public health advocate, Emeritus Professor John Dwyer. In the article below, cross-published from John Menadue’s Pearls and Irritations blog, Dwyer raises the question: is… Read More

January 10, 2018

Body’s ‘postal system’ may be key to fighting serious disease: study

A new Australian study has shown muscles and other organs communicate to each other during exercise, paving the way for future research into how exercise may assist in fighting serious diseases. Researchers from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research have found that vesicles – tiny carriers of proteins and other… Read More

December 22, 2017

The Most Life-Changing Breakthroughs In Genetics Of 2017

The US FDA approved the first ‘living’ therapy… and then another… and another In a landmark decision made this past August, the Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment for childhood leukemia that works by genetically modifying a patient’s own blood cells to turn them into cancer killers. The FDA… Read More

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