Landmark Brain Research
A joint discovery by NZ and Swedish neuroscientists could potentially revolutionise the study of the human brain. The eight-year collaboration has succeeded in finding the path adult neural stem cells travel to repair the human brain, opening up an exciting new field of research that could find treatments for a multitude of brain disorders. “With the ongoing fostering of emerging scientists, NZ is producing world-class research which will have far-reaching implications for the treatment of neurological disorders,” says Max Ritchie, executive director of the Neurological Foundation of NZ. The groundbreaking study, which made the cover of top industry journal Science, was led by Professor Richard Faull of the University of Auckland and Professor Peter Eriksson of the Arvid Carlsson Institute for Neuroscience in Gothenburg, Sweden.