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A part HRC-funded project led by Distinguished Professor Jane Harding of the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute has found that stabilising blood sugar levels in newborns with low blood sugar appears to prevent brain damage. Watch more about this breakthrough study on One News.
This video from ONE News presents some of the results from the largest ever study undertaken in New Zealand of the management of colorectal cancer. The Presentation, Investigation, Pathways, Evaluation and Treatment (PIPER) project is led by Professor Michael Findlay and funded by the HRC and the Ministry of Health.
During the week beginning 25 May 2015, the HRC presented a series of roadshows throughout New Zealand outlining information about the HRC and the 2016 funding round for contracts beginning after 1 July 2016. The following videos were taken at the University of Auckland roadshow.
Applying for research funding
Career development awards
This clip from Te Karere, TVNZ, describes the research of Dr Melanie Cheung of Ngāti Rangitihi, who received $1.2 million in the HRC’s 2014 funding round. Dr Cheung aims to slow the progression of Huntington’s disease using innovative, Māori-focused brain training.
This video was filmed in 2007 and has includes introduction to the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) by the former HRC Board Chair, Professor Graeme Fraser, CNZM.
It profiles a number of HRC-funded researchers, including: Professor Richie Poulton (the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study); Professor Richard Faull (neurodegenerative diseases); Professor Ian Reid (bone and calcium metabolism); Associate Professor Vicky Cameron and Suzanne Pitama (cardiovascular risk factors in Maori communities); and Associate Professor Robert Scragg and Dr David Schaaf (Obesity Prevention in (Pacific) Communities study (OPIC)). The video also features HRC-funded emerging researchers, including Dr Chris Pemberson (cardiovascular disease); and Dr Emma Wyeth (genetics of rheumatoid arthritis and gout within a Maori cohort).
It also profiles commercial related research by Professor Bill Wilson and Professor Bill Denny from the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre.