Ingenio Magazine Feature

Our amazing lead researcher and founding member Jessie Jacobsen was featured in the latest issue of Ingenio, the University's official alumni magazine. Here she talks about her work with Minds for Minds working to understand the genetics behind ASD. Read the full article on Ingenio's websitecontinue reading →

Newsletter #9

Our most recent newsletter including updates from our research, and news from our Charitable Trust. For those that were unable to attend our research event in May we have released subtitled footage here. We also are fortunate to announce additional funding that has been awarded to Minds for Minds via The National Science Challenge fund. This grant will enable the research team to develop cost-effective protocols to genetically screen children with confirmed ASD, and transfer this approach into clinical practice in New Zealand. Subscribe here to be kept up to date with the news from Minds for…continue reading →

Research update videos

We had a fantastic time at the research update evening. Thank you to all that could come and the engagement from the audience. For those that were unable to attend, the evening was recorded and we have included the subtitled videos below. Student Presentations   Panel Discussioncontinue reading →

Study opportunity

We have a new study opportunity! By measuring the electrical activity in the brain, this tells us information about how the brain is functioning, and this can be done with small electrodes in a cap (completely noninvasive). If you are interested, contact Stephen Wolfson for more information. s.wolfson@auckland.ac.nz or (09)3737599 ext 86421  continue reading →

Newsletter #8

Our most recent newsletter including updates from our research, and news from our Charitable Trust. Thank you to all that were able to attend our recent research update event. For those that were unable to attend, we have summarised the presentations. PhD student Whitney Whitford attended the European Society of Human Genetics conference, including presenting some of her work in the form of a poster. Subscribe here to be kept up to date with the news from Minds for Minds and Autism Spectrum Disorder research, or follow us on facebook or twitter for the most up to date news and…continue reading →

Minds for Minds Research Update

Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull, Director of the Centre for Brain Research, would like to cordially invite you to an evening of research findings and clinical updates in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Student researchers, working as part of the wider Minds For Minds group, will kick-start the evening with presentations of their latest discoveries. A public panel discussion with clinical and research experts will immediately follow. This is an opportunity to hear about the significant progress being made in the field of ASD research, and for you to voice your personal…continue reading →

Newsletter #7

Our most recent newsletter including updates from our research, and news from our Charitable Trust. We have also shared success of our PhD student Brendan Swan, and a spotlight on our researcher Doctor Jessie Jacobsen. Mike Taylor and his MSc student Giselle Wong have been able to launch a mouse model to study dietary mineral supplementation with help from funding from Minds for Minds. Finally, keep an eye out for the upcoming speaking engagements with the research team. Subscribe here to be kept up to date with the news from Minds for Minds and…continue reading →

Radio Live interview with Russell Snell

Professor Russell Snell was interviewed by Kim Hill of Radio New Zealand on Saturday about his early work with Huntington's disease and genetics, as well as ASD. Listen here Interviews such as these are important for Minds for Minds in many ways. They allow for the promotion of Minds for Minds, whereby increasing awareness of our work and the charity. It also allows for the distribution of scientific knowledge about genetics and Autism Spectrum Disorder.continue reading →

The New Zealand minds for minds autism spectrum disorder self-reported cohort

Minds for Minds most recent publication! Here our researchers report on the population demographics and co-morbid conditions of the individuals who have signed up for the study. They found that the well-reported gender bias of ~4:1 males:females was present in our study, along with the ethnicity structure reflecting that seen in the most recent census. Therefore, the study popoulation, likely accurately represents the populatipon of New Zealnd with ASD. ADHD, dyspraxia and depression and anxiety were the most common additional conditions for all age groups, with ADHD being more common for children aged…continue reading →

Newsletter #6

Our most recent newsletter including updates from our research, research participation opportunities and news from our Charitable Trust. We have also shared interesting and important news from the international Genetics and Microbiology Research community, in addition to news from our Community Groups, and a spotlight on our researcher Doctor Rosamund Hill, and highlights from both domestic and international conferences and meetings that the Minds for Minds network have been involved in. Subscribe here to be kept up to date with the news from Minds for Minds and Autism Spectrum Disorder research, or follow us on…continue reading →
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