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NZHR “Health and Prosperity through Clinical Trials Workshop” Presentations

Welcome – Chris Higgins Clinical Trials yesterday today and tomorrow – Chris Higgins The Benefits of Clinical Research – Michelle Sullivan Health and Prosperity through Clinical Trials – Mike Williams Strategic Refresh – Lucy Pomeroy New Zealand Health Research Strategy – Nic Aagaard Clinical Trials: measuring trends and progress – Chris Higgins ANZCTR Presentation –…

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Media Release: Mental Health and Addictions Report: research funding woefully inadequate

Health research advocate, New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR), welcomes the Mental Health and Addictions report but says that research funding is woefully inadequate. NZHR Chief Executive, Chris Higgins, said that according to the report public spending on mental health and addiction services in the last year amounted to $1.4b “The report also indicates that…

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Imagine a cure for dementia – how medical research holds the key

Imagine that you are diagnosed with dementia. You’re told it will progressively deprive you of your ability to think, your personality, and your independence. Now imagine the doctor says your condition could have been treated if it was diagnosed 10 years earlier, but the damage to your brain is now too extensive. An Auckland researcher…

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Opal Biosciences: The company fighting antibiotic resistance

How many companies are developing new antibiotics in order to tackle antibiotic-resistant infections? Not enough. Many medical breakthroughs in the last century could ultimately be labelled as worthless or lost through the spread of antimicrobial resistance. New resistance mechanisms have emerged and are spreading globally, threatening the pharmaceuticals industries ability to treat infectious illnesses and…

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