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World’s biggest health challenges to be confronted in Wollongong

October 19, 2016

UOW announces world-leading $80m molecular and life sciences research centre.   The city of Wollongong, south of Sydney, is set to become a hub of revolutionary medical research and discovery following the launch today (19 October 2016) of UOW’s plans for a world-leading research facility.   Molecular Horizons: the University of Wollongong’s $80 million Centre…

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Powerhouse completes investment in Ferronova

October 17, 2016

Press Release – Powerhouse Ventures Ltd Powerhouse (ASX: PVL), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is pleased to announce it has completed its first Australian investment into Ferronova Pty Ltd, a spin-out from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of South Australia developing a ground-breaking cancer staging system. Ferronova has been founded by…

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University of Otago and Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

October 17, 2016

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga Executive Director, and John Ward, Chancellor of the University. “The…

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Paracetamol wins Wellington researchers $20,000 prize

October 10, 2016

Dr Paul Young will be presented with Medicines New Zealand’s 2016 Value of Medicines Award for leading a world-class study into the effects paracetamol has on patients in intensive care units (ICU) this evening. “We are impressed with the range and high standard of entries for this year’s Award. The Value of Medicines Award supports…

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People Care More About Emergency Room Wait Times Than Research Right? Wrong. New Research Australia Poll

October 7, 2016

For more than a century, standard care for heart attacks – one of the biggest causes of death in Australia – was the use of supplementary oxygen. That was until recently, when Australian research demonstrated that in some cases, supplemental oxygen was actually causing harm – increasing heart injury, and dangerous cardiac rhythms. Now, thanks…

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Framework for biomedical research with Māori

October 7, 2016

As biomedical research practices become more sophisticated, protecting the cultural and ethical interests of those who donate tissue or take part in genomic research has become more important than ever before. The University of Waikato’s Associate Professor Maui Hudson led a Health Research Council-funded national research project to develop culturally informed guidelines for ethical research…

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Otago researchers probe HPV’s manipulation of immune system

October 7, 2016

Otago researchers probe HPV’s manipulation of immune system University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts’ immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a protein known as E7, produced by a high-risk type…

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September Newsletter

October 6, 2016

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) Newsletter Past issues of our newsletter have tended to focus on providing updates on NZHR’s development and activities. While we’ll continue to do this from time to time, we also want the newsletter to highlight and comment on current issues of relevance to all of us who have a…

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Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

October 6, 2016

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors are behind a new health research facility in Christchurch. Ground was broken on Thursday for the construction of the Health Research Education Facility (HREF). The $70 million building will be the first private sector building to be constructed in Christchurch’s health precinct, which occupies a block bordered by Oxford Tce, Montreal St,…

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Top Pacific psychologist honoured for mental health research

October 6, 2016

Waikato University research fellow Dr Byron Seiuli has been recognised for his significant contribution to supporting Pacific men facing trauma and mental health challenges. The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) presented Dr Seiuli, a counsellor of Samoan heritage, with an award as an emerging researcher at a ceremony at Waikato University last night.…

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