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New cancer drug ‘could be a blockbuster’

New cancer drug ‘could be a blockbuster’

AMRF Medical Committee member and grant holder A/Prof Lai-Ming Ching was on the front page of the Herald in part of a special series on cancer research in Auckland. Congratulations to A/Prof Ching and her ... Read more
Pain relief: New Zealand’s breakthrough in migraine treatment

Pain relief: New Zealand’s breakthrough in migraine treatment

The NZ Herald recently featured science successes, including the research of A/Prof Debbie Hay and Dr Chris Walker who are both recipients of AMRF funding used to research the treatment of ... Read more
Award-winning science communicator uses bioluminescence to explain how our body clock works

Award-winning science communicator uses bioluminescence to explain how our body clock works

Online videos are the fasting growing source of content on the internet, and are becoming an increasingly popular format for communicating science. In this project, award-winning scientist Dr Siouxsie Wiles is working with professional graphic artist Luke Harris, and his team, to create a short animation using the New Zealand glow worm to introduce the ... Read more
Improving team collaboration in the operating theatre

Improving team collaboration in the operating theatre

AMRF funded research was recently profiled on One News. Recent, important studies have shown that failures in teamwork and team communication in the operating theatre (OT) lead directly to clinical errors and patient harm. Research also suggests that training as a team for those who are expected to work in teams can significantly reduce these ... Read more
Dr Ben Thompson: Developing New Treatments for Amblyopia or ‘Lazy Eye’

Dr Ben Thompson: Developing New Treatments for Amblyopia or ‘Lazy Eye’

Amblyopia, also known as ’lazy eye‘, is the leading cause of childhood visual impairment in the developed world and affects about one in 30 people. The most common types of amblyopia cause poor vision in one eye and stop the two eyes working together effectively. Amblyopia also doubles the lifetime risk of serious visual impairment ... Read more
Professor Colin Green: Improving the body’s ability to heal itself

Professor Colin Green: Improving the body’s ability to heal itself

Faster wound healing with reduced scarring and improved functional outcome is a desirable health research target. Of more concern though are chronic or non-healing wounds which impose upon quality of life and have significant cost and healthcare ramifications. Venous leg ulcers in the United States alone account for two million working days a year lost ... Read more
Professor Andrew Hill & Team – an AMRF Success Story

Professor Andrew Hill & Team – an AMRF Success Story

Professor Andrew Hill, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland I have been running a research group since 1996. The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has been a consistent supporter of this work. In particular my group has been awarded the Ruth Spencer Medical Research Fellowship on three occassions in 2007, 2009 and 2011. This has been ... Read more
Professor Alistair Gunn: Countering brain damage at birth

Professor Alistair Gunn: Countering brain damage at birth

Cerebral palsy is one of the most devastating consequence of exposure to low oxygen levels or infection before birth. It can happen both after term and premature birth. Despite 35 years in electronic fetal monitoring, earlier C-sections and advances in obstetric care the incidence of cerebral palsy of perinatal origin has not decreased and has ... Read more
Top honours for research

Top honours for research

Dr Benjamin Thompson (Dept of Optometry & Visual Science, University of Auckland) received an Early Career Research Excellence Award, May 2011, for his work on the treatment of amblyopia (or lazy eye) in adults and the effects of a novel “at home” treatment using an iPod touch device. Dr Isuru Jayasinghe gained one of the ... Read more
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