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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

December 21, 2017

Road toll: new study reveals a simple fix

SAFETY researchers say there’s a simple way to cut the road toll: encourage people to trade in their old bangers. Research commissioned by the Australian Automobile Association says reducing the average age of the Australian car park could save thousands of lives. Cutting the average age of the national passenger… Read More

September 28, 2017

Impact of Science discussion paper

NZHR was established to advocate for increased investment in health research because we believe in the power of health research to contribute to improved health and economic outcomes for New Zealanders. We therefore agree with the basic premises of the paper that research proposals should include some understanding of their… Read More

August 22, 2017

New Zealand Speaks!

The results of the New Zealanders for Health Research Opinion Polling 2017 have been released. Click here to read the full report… Read More

August 9, 2017

Media Release: Health research should be a government priority – poll

Three quarters of New Zealanders believe more funding for health and medical research should be a government priority and that the government should invest more funding in health research, according to a survey just released. The poll of more than 500 Kiwis was conducted by Roy Morgan Research for a… Read More

June 17, 2017

Hamilton Club’s final gift to city

The wind-up of the century-old Hamilton Club will provide a million dollar boon to key city projects and students. The once-gentlemen only club, which remaining members voted to wind up last September, will see proceeds from the sale of its building and assets divided among causes including Hamilton Gardens and… Read More

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