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Could a simple supplement help delay osteoporosis?

Could a simple supplement help delay osteoporosis?

Researchers in the Auckland Bone and Joint Research Group are undertaking a six-month trial of post-menopausal Auckland women to determine if an over-the-counter supplement can help improve bone health. Rheumatologist, Professor Nicola Dalbeth, is leading the work and says many studies from around the world have shown people who have higher urate levels in their ... Read more
The Brain-Heart Connection

The Brain-Heart Connection

They are dubbed “little brains” – brain cells on the heart’s surface – and understanding how they work may lead to reducing a prevalence of stroke and dementia. That is the hope of Associate Professor Johanna Montgomery, who leads a first-class research team in Auckland that is looking at Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – the most ... Read more
Kiwi experts shining light on skin cancer

Kiwi experts shining light on skin cancer

Medical researchers lead study to fight aggressive tumours It’s that time of year when we relish the thought of summer, plan weekends in the garden, get out on the boat, go to the beach, play sports. It is also the time of year when we are much more susceptible to skin cancer through sun damage. ... Read more
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
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