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Māori Scholarship could revive rare fertility treatment

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:46 am | Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher hopes to improve the success of a fertility treatment that’s rarely used in New Zealand but may potentially provide a safer alternative to current artificial reproductive technologies (ART). Matire ... More >>

Simple cancer tests potential lifeline for Pacific patients

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:44 am | Health Research Council

A simpler means of cancer diagnosis and monitoring, using small fragments of tumour DNA circulating in the bloodstream, could be a lifeline for Pacific patients in particular. Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington, ... More >>

Investigating the impact of alcohol’s harm on children

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:42 am | Health Research Council

Dr Taisia Huckle from Massey University’s SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre has been awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. More >>

Tackling racism in New Zealand’s health system wins funding

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:35 am | Health Research Council

Racism in New Zealand's health system is firmly in the sights of newly-funded research into how to combat it and bring positive changes to practice and policy. Natalie Talamaivao, a senior advisor in Māori Research at the Ministry of Health (MoH), ... More >>

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:17 pm | Health Research Council

An Auckland academic and fertility specialist whose research could revive support for a fertility treatment that’s less invasive than IVF, has just received a top honour from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). More >>

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:15 pm | Health Research Council

Thousands of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have benefited from the clinical trials led in New Zealand by Auckland City Hospital intensive care specialist and clinical researcher Dr Colin McArthur. More >>

Leaders in Kaupapa Māori research recognised for excellence

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:14 pm | Health Research Council

The small team of researchers at Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato have succeeded in bringing together Māori providers, researchers and policy-makers to deliver maximum benefit to the communities they work with. More >>

Research aims to find ‘sweet spot’ for pertussis vaccination

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:25 am | Health Research Council

The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given to infants at six weeks of age will be tested for its effectiveness in babies whose mums were vaccinated during pregnancy. More >>

New review launched into effectiveness of primary care

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:59 am | Health Research Council

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) have jointly awarded $1.33 million to a two-year research project that will evaluate the effectiveness of primary care models in New Zealand. More >>

Setting NZ's health research priorities

Monday, 25 June 2018, 10:20 am | Health Research Council

Some of New Zealand’s leading health researchers, innovators, advisors and health delivery experts have been brought together to help establish New Zealand’s first set of national health research priorities. More >>

Funding boost helps NZ researchers

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:05 am | Health Research Council

Funding boost helps New Zealand researchers protect our minds and memories Keeping our brains sharp and memories alive is the focus of at least two research projects that have just received a significant funding boost from the Health Research Council ... More >>

Long-term funding for independent research organisations

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:40 am | Health Research Council

A robust review of independent research organisations (IROs) receiving funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has driven home the benefits of long-term stable funding. More >>

Can caffeine from birth prevent disability in preterm babies

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:15 am | Health Research Council

Could caffeine given from birth help prevent developmental impairment in babies born four to six weeks early? More >>

New ideas for detecting cancer get go-ahead

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:57 am | Health Research Council

Can dogs really sniff out cancer? Thanks to a grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), a University of Waikato lecturer can now test this theory in a clinical setting. More >>

New Māori Emerging Leader Fellowships announced

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:05 am | Health Research Council

A University of Otago researcher wants to improve the quantity and quality of life for Māori with cancer, and he’s just been awarded nearly $500,000 to identify strategies to do so. More >>

The fertility puzzle: what NZ researchers now know

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:46 pm | Health Research Council

About 25 per cent of New Zealand couples who are wanting to conceive may experience infertility or seek medical help. But thanks to a series of discoveries funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, new light is being shed on the mechanisms ... More >>

Using VR & Neuroeconomics to Find Out What Makes Us Tick

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:01 am | Health Research Council

Entering a multi-sensory virtual reality environment that measures reactions such as heart rate and sweat, might be the key to developing more effective preventive healthcare measures for New Zealanders. More >>

Research helps unlock better immune response to vaccines

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 12:34 pm | Health Research Council

New Zealand researchers have developed a promising vaccine ‘adjuvant’ which could help the body mount a more effective immune response to vaccines, with potentially fewer side-effects. More >>

Embedding cultural practices into mental health services

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:33 pm | Health Research Council

Despite growing evidence for the role of culturally-centred programmes in addressing mental health needs, few programmes have been embedded into practice, says one researcher who hopes to change all that. More >>

NZ’s world-leading move in assessing chest pain

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:57 pm | Health Research Council

A new study has found that protocols implemented across New Zealand’s emergency departments are helping rule out a heart attack in patients, a lot sooner. More >>



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