November 2, 2016

Auckland Pacific health initiatives gain research funding

A text message programme to motivate and support healthy behaviour change in Tongan people with pre-diabetes – to help prevent the onset of diabetes – is one of the Pacific Health research initiatives to be funded next year. The Health Research Council (HRC) has just announced 22 Pacific career development… Read More

November 1, 2016

Two Hercus Fellowships for medical Faculty

The impact of the built environment on children’s levels of physical activity will be studied by new Sir Charles Hercus Fellow from the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Melody Smith. She received one of five prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Fellowships awarded by the Health Research Council (HRC) in its latest… Read More

November 1, 2016

With Scrotox, men give wrinkly scrotums the sack

Men who have spent their lives feeling ashamed of their saggy sperm satchel no longer need to suffer, writes Ben Pobjie. With Scrotox, we can finally give wrinkly scrotums the sack. The printing press. The refrigerator. Those stickers you put on your door telling salespeople not to knock. Human history… Read More

November 1, 2016

AUT scholars receive prestigious HRC awards

Five AUT scholars were yesterday announced as recipients of the Health Research Council’s 2017 career development awards. The awards recognise New Zealand’s outstanding emerging talent, and seek to foster the country’s health research workforce by enabling sought-after development opportunities. Read more… Read More

November 1, 2016

New treatments for pain, sexual violence prevention and TB funded

The ‘silent epidemic’ of chronic pain is the focus of University of Auckland research awarded $500,000 in funding over four years from the Health Research Council of New Zealand which is also funding a study on sexual violence prevention and tuberculosis (TB). School of Biological Sciences Research Fellow Christopher Walker… Read More

October 28, 2016

Screening toddlers to cut heart attack risks

The New England Journal of Medicine Screening toddlers’ cholesterol levels and genes when they visit a GP for routine vaccinations could help pick up families with a high risk of heart disease, say UK researchers. The research found that for every 1000 toddlers screened, 8 people could be identified as… Read More

October 27, 2016

Investing in research

A new collaboration in genomic medicine sees Scotland join AstraZeneca’s global genomics initiative – further demonstrating Scotland’s ability to attract major industry projects. The partnership between AstraZeneca and the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, which represents NHSScotland, Scottish Universities and industry partners, will offer unique opportunities to researchers using… Read More

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