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All the latest news and media releases from the Health Research Council.
  • Are the flavours added to e-cigarettes safe?

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    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.
  • ‘Big data’ to be used in search for reliable ADHD biomarkers in brain scans

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    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).
  • Māori-led trial of lung cancer screening a first for New Zealand

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    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.
  • Recipients of three Partnership Programme RFPs announced

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    Together with our partners, we are pleased to announce the recipients of three Requests for Proposals with a strong health equity focus. 
  • Cyber security incident - update

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    An investigation into the cyber security incident that impacted the Health Research Council's IT environment has now been completed.
  • New funding to help drive equitable cancer outcomes

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    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. 
  • Launch of 2021 health delivery funding opportunities

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    We are pleased to announce that the Health Research Council's 2021 Health Delivery Research Investment Round will launch on 9 February 2021.
  • Cyber security incident

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    The Health Research Council has engaged external assistance to address a cyber security incident affecting the organisation’s IT environment.