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15 August 2017

Otago University researchers have discovered a new trigger that stimulates the release of oxytocin from the brain in pregnancy – the hormone responsible for contracting the uterus during birth.

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11 August 2017

Find out what strategic direction the HRC plans to take over the next four years in our just released Statement of Intent 2017-2020.

24 July 2017

We are pleased to announce a new Māori health research emerging leader fellowship, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, covering salary and research expenses up to $500,000 over four years.

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22 June 2017

New Zealand’s first health research strategy, launched today, will help nurture and grow a strong health research workforce that can provide solutions to New Zealand’s unique health challenges.