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  • Simulating surgeries to save lives

    Read more about them, including the international work of cancer researcher and AMRF doctoral scholarship

  • One family’s experience with end of life choice

    family with early-onset dementia New faces on our board of trustees Interested in the latest advances in cancer to find out more about how you can contribute to medical research, like neuroscience, heart health, cancer

  • Are you curious how a 1951 MG can help drive improvements in health?

    Q: How can a 1951 MG help drive improvements in health? A: When the proceeds from its sale are donated to fund medical research. At Auckland Medical Research Foundation, we thought all our Christmases had come at once when Noel and Heather Davies told us they were donating half of the monies received from the sale of their treasured 1951 MG car. When we looked back through the 1950s, the decade of origin of this gleaming blue beauty, it was an incredibly important era. Auckland Medical Research Foundation was founded in 1955 and it was a decade of medical innovations. To name just a few: New Zealand’s very own cardiothoracic surgeon, Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes, pioneered the development of the cardiopulmonary bypass Cliff Hart created New Zealand’s first portable X-ray service The first kidney dialysis machine was trialed and first kidney transplant performed A “stopped heart” operation executed successfully The polio vaccine was developed It is so heartening to see how far we have travelled from the medical discoveries made in that era and the continued improvements to our health and quality of life we now enjoy because of medical research begun decades ago. This wonderful act of generosity from Noel and Heather will help to support our researchers’ ongoing journeys and we would be immensely grateful if you could share the auction details with all of your family, friends and networks. Help us drive future medical breakthroughs.

  • Melanoma Awareness Week: Uniting biology and engineering for better treatment of melanoma patients

    study will focus on the analysis of a newly discovered signal in the blood that could be used early in cancer "As we know for all cancer treatments, there can be significant side effects from immunotherapy and so Blenkiron is in the process of establishing her new cancer biology laboratory, focusing on the analysis our days developing new tools that could one day be used to improve the lives of people undergoing cancer Read more about Dr Blenkiron's AMRF funded skin cancer research here.

  • Researchers making strides in stroke, vaccine hesitancy

    Read more now in the latest AMRF Newsletter. Read about the latest research and the researchers supported by donors like you including: Research with stroke patients to improve rehabilitation and recovery, sometimes using robots Young and emerging scholarship and fellowship recipients working across the spectrum of health research Emerging researchers in dementia and Parkinson's discuss their career prospects New work looking into the relationship between vaccine hesitancy and maternal health Click below to view and download the PDF newsletter

  • High impact investment in our next generation of medical researchers

    to find out more about how you can contribute to medical research, like neuroscience, heart health, cancer

  • AMRF Newsletter - Autumn 2019

    Gastroparesis, gastrointestinal disorders and endoscopic imaging; personalised medicine for breast cancer patients; dermatologist's up-skilling in skin cancer surgery for cutaneous lymphoma Click image below

  • What a difference a day makes!

    researchers in Auckland are working right now to build a better future for us all, from enhanced skin cancer diagnosis, improved outcomes for patients with brain cancer, identifying long-term effects of worldwide

  • News about our 'joint' health, midwifery success and more

    Announcing our next free public lecture, The Quest for Improved Cancer Treatments.

  • Legacy is... medical research now

    video from A/Prof Jane Alsweiler about a $2 treatment that can save babies' brains Click to learn about cancer

  • AMRF pledges $500,000 for immediate projects

    $3.5 million – granted annually for a wide range of medical research each year – including dementia, cancers

  • How is AMRF supporting groundbreaking medical device research to help hydrocephalus sufferers?

    to find out more about how you can contribute to medical research, like neuroscience, heart health, cancer

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