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February 6, 2018

£54 million awarded to tackle disease through big data.

In a partnership part funded by us, Health Data Research UK will be awarding £54 million funding to six collaborations of world leading UK universities and research institutes to fuel scientific advances using data science. The six collabortations involving 21 sites were chosen for their world-leading expertise and proven track… Read More

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

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

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