An Explorer Grant awarded by the Health Research Council will enable University of Otago food scientists to look into the unknown safety and long-term health effects of flavours used in e-cigarettes. It's one of 15 Explorer Grants announced today.
The HRC has awarded more than $2.1 million to emerging researchers. Among them is Dr Narun Pornpattananangkul (Dr Pat) who plans to examine thousands of brain scans to identify the key brain processes underlying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The first trial of lung cancer screening in New Zealand is about to get underway following a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Research Council facilitated through the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases programme.
Applications for high-quality research that will drive equitable cancer outcomes for New Zealanders are now open as part of a new funding initiative by the HRC, Te Aho o Te Kahu – the Cancer Control Agency, and the Ministry of Health.