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
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
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
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93684115/concussions-hidden-toll. Article on Stuff.co. 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.
Brain detectives: 10 amazing Kiwi insights. Article in the New Zealand Herald, 4 September 2016.
Global Burden of Disease Study
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.