On this page you will find media news reports of NISAN's projects during the last 2 years. For older items please refer to our archived media page.
January 23, 2019: World-leading stroke research at AUT. Article on AUT news.
December 19, 2018: Q&A with Professor Valery Feigin, with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington, USA, regarding the major findings of a recent lifetime stroke risk paper.
November 2018: The Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit, hosted by NISAN/AUT in Auckland received a lot of media attention, from (amongst others): NZ Herald, TVNZ, Radio NZ, Newstalk ZB, Science Media Centre, The Newsroom, The Conversation, Health Central, NZ Doctor, Mindfood Magazine.
Stroke and Stroke Riskometer
The publication by Feigin, V.L. et. al : GBD 2016 Lifetime Risk of Stroke Collaborators., Feigin, V. L., Nguyen, G., Cercy, K., Johnson, C. O., Alam, T., . . . Roth, G. A. (2018). Global, regional, and country-specific lifetime risks of stroke, 1990 and 2016. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(25), 2429-2437. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1804492 received a lot of media coverage at the beginning of 2019, from (amongst others): TVNZ, Newstalk ZB, TV3 Newshub, RNZ and MAGIC Talk.
Publication August 2018: Valery Feigin, Bo Norrving, Cathie L.M. Sudlow, Ralph L. Sacco (2018). Updated criteria for population-based stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack incidence studies for the 21st century. Stroke. 49:00-00. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.022161
Traumatic Brain Injury
Head injury experts call for tougher rules on e-scooters following release of shocking figures. Article featuring Kelly Jones and Valery Feigin. New Zealand Herald, 4 June 2019.
"Worse than hell" - life behind bars with a traumatic brain injury. Alice Theadom interviewed on News Hub, 6 May 2018.
Mild concussions can impact daily function up to four years on, new research shows. Article featuring Alice Theadom. Stuff.co.nz, 3 February 2018.
Traumatic brain injury and dementia. Alice Theadom interviewed on Radio New Zealand, 1 February 2018.
Brain Research New Zealand
New Zealand has world-class brain research expertise. The creation of Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) is an acknowledgement by the government and the scientific community of our immense capabilities in neuroscience across the nation. BRNZ draws upon this nation-wide expertise with the formation of a supportive, collaborative and cooperative research group across New Zealand - a move that's so far unprecedented. We bring together multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary knowledge and a passion for visionary research and community engagement that will improve health outcomes for New Zealanders.
Global Burden of Disease Study
"Better diet could prevent 1 in 5 deaths globally: NZ exceeds intake of red meat and sugary drinks". Interview with Valery Feigin re article: New Zealand Herald, 4 April 2019.