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VIDEO: Stroke patients saved by clot removal surgery

VIDEO: Stroke patients saved by clot removal surgery

Stroke sufferers have new hope with a successful clot retrieval technique being pioneered around New Zealand. Professor Alan Barber at the University of Auckland and colleagues at hospitals in the main centres are performing this technique to save lives and reduce the need for rehabilitation. Professor Barber’s research into ischaemic stroke, and development of this ... Read more
VIDEO: Cancer and stroke research achievements highlighted in news series

VIDEO: Cancer and stroke research achievements highlighted in news series

Head and neck cancer sufferers have new hope from research from Dr Francis Hunter at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre at the University of Auckland, and stroke rehabilitation will be made easier with tools developed by Dr Andrew McDaid at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Watch video from Newsroom.co.nz’s science editor Eloise Gibson. Generous donors ... Read more
VIDEO: Frontotemporal dementia – young scientist leads research for a cure

VIDEO: Frontotemporal dementia – young scientist leads research for a cure

Auckland family with 50/50 chance of dementia in their 40s and 50s enables search for earlier detection & treatment Watch the TVNZ news story about this study: Join us in the search for a cure Imagine that you are diagnosed with dementia. You’re told it will progressively deprive you of your ability to think, your ... Read more
Tendon research can save millions for the health system

Tendon research can save millions for the health system

What if an injury that creates a multi-million dollar burden on our health system could be treated differently? What if the number of routine surgeries was drastically reduced and susceptibility to further damage eradicated? Tendons cost ACC more than $280 million a year. And once you have an injury it cannot be repaired, only made ... Read more
Could this new smartphone app be the answer to reducing NZ’s youth suicide rate?

Could this new smartphone app be the answer to reducing NZ’s youth suicide rate?

A new smartphone app could help bridge the gap between young people in distress seeking help for self-harm and support services. If you need to talk to someone right now free call or text 1737 or 0800 1737 1737. Watch A/Prof Sarah Hetrick on The AM Show where she talks about her research and hopes ... Read more
Young researcher improving coronary artery disease treatment

Young researcher improving coronary artery disease treatment

Dr Susann Beier is a Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. Her research to improve our understanding of and develop treatments for cardiovascular stenting is an AMRF Success Story, with life saving improvements to treatments for the world’s largest health killer: coronary artery disease. The AMRF is pleased to support Dr Beier’s research with ... Read more
International commission on obesity led by Auckland researcher

International commission on obesity led by Auckland researcher

Prof Boyd Swinburn is a researcher in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. His work to improve our understanding and responses to obesity, under-nutrition and climate change is an AMRF Success Story. The AMRF is pleased to support Prof Swinburn’s research with a Kellaway Medical Research Fellowship. He will travel the ... Read more
Gastro-intestinal research from an early career scientist

Gastro-intestinal research from an early career scientist

Dr Tim Angeli is a Research Fellow in the Auckland Bioengingeering Institute at the University of Auckland. His research to improve our understanding of and develop treatments for gastro-intestinal disorders is an AMRF Success Story. The AMRF is pleased to support Dr Angeli’s research with an Edith C Coan Research Fellowship and an Emerging Researcher ... Read more
Fertility research shows low-cost, effective method to increase pregnancy rates

Fertility research shows low-cost, effective method to increase pregnancy rates

Prof Cindy Farquhar’s research, The IntraUterine Insemination (TUI) Study, shows that this low-cost treatment effectively increases pregnancy rates three-fold, and concludes that intrauterine insemination with ovarian stimulation should be offered to women with unexplained infertility as a first line treatment. The AMRF is pleased to see the publicity around this research we supported and we ... Read more
Prestigious cardiovascular publication for AMRF researchers

Prestigious cardiovascular publication for AMRF researchers

Dr David Crossman’s research team, including members from the Universities of Auckland, Exeter and Sydney as well as Yale University, is featured on the cover of the Oxford Academic journal Cardiovascular Research. With an impact factor of 5.9 and a featured editorial from one of the world’s leading experts in t-tubule remodelling in heart failure, ... Read more
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