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.

Stroke and Stroke Riskometer

Rita Krishnamurthi was interviewed about stroke awareness and prevention in Maori and Pacific people. Radio Waatea, 5 October 2017.

Drug of choice. Interview with Valery Feigin and others about a daily dose of aspirin. NZ Listener, 5-11 August 2017.

Stroke: New Zealand's preventable $3 billion problem. Interview with Prof. Valery Feigin in the Newsroom, 31 May 2017.

Interview with Prof. Valery Feigin in the newsletter of the European Stroke Organisation, October 2016. In honor of World Stroke Day (27 October), the ESO PR committee interviewed Prof. Valery Feigin, who spoke about global stroke risk factors, education, prevention and the RIBURST study.

Kiwi-made apps to transform your life. Article in the New Zealand Herald, 11 September 2016

A link to the Stroke Riskometer has been placed on the website of the European Stroke Organisation, May 2016

Presentation at the Waitemata District Health Board Health Excellence Awards day, 2016

Interview on Radio New Zealand28 March 2016. Sir Jerry Mataparae, Governor General, talks about highlights from his time in office and what is exciting about our universities' work in science and innovation. he mentions the  Stroke Riskometer from all the technologies he reviewed across all universities in NZ

Traumatic Brain Injury

Head cases. Dominion Post. 17 June 2017 Article on 17 June 2017

Clear link between rugby concussion and cognitive problems. Alice Theadom interview with Jessie Mulligan on New Zealand radio, 26 August 2016

Clear link between rugby concussion and cognitive problems. Alice Theadom interview on Newstalk ZB, 24 August 2016.

New neuropsychology study links concussion  to 'cognitive difficulties' for retired rugby players. Article in the New Zealand Herald, 25 August 2016.

Rugby and the dementia dilemma. Article in the New Zealand Herald, 5 April 2016.

Māori TV - Media Take on rugby and dementia- 22 March 2016. Dr Alice Theadom and others on brain injuries caused by rugby and rugby league.

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.

Professor Valery Feigin's Globally Endorsed Stroke Prevention App

Brain detectives: 10 amazing Kiwi insights. Article in the New Zealand Herald, 4 September 2016.

Global Burden of Disease Study

Interview with Valery Feigin at the World Congress of Neurology about the global burden of nuerological diseases, September, 2017.
Audio: Global burden of stroke: The Lancet Neurology, June 22, 2016. Professor Valery Feigin discusses an article on the global burden of stroke and risk factors from 1990–2013.

Stroke and heart attack screenings falling short. TV1 News interview with Valery Feigin, 23 July 2016

90% of stroke burden can be avoided. Article in Medscape Neurology, 13 June 2016.

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds. Article in The Guardian (UK), 9 June 2016.

Exercise raises health risks through pollution. Radio New Zealand article, 13 June 2016.

Assessing the global stroke burden. A report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, May 2016.