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Tangata-centred Huntington's disease research: Partnership between Indigenous community and biomedical science

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Melanie Cheung
Health issue:
Neurological (CNS)
Proposal type:
Eru Pomare Fellowship
Lay summary
This study will: • Investigate the incidences of HD amongst Maori and the general population • Investigate the underlying cause of specific patterns of brain cell death in the human brain with Huntington's disease • Develop a model of partnership between Maori/Indigenous community and biomedical scientists/clinicians by exploring the values and practices that underline mutually beneficial partnerships between these two groups