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 →

A Flowering Affair!

We have joined forces with Zealandia Horticulture Ltd, to raise funds for autism research with the launch of the crested Celosia (bot. C.argentea cristata). Zealandia director Graham Windross, scoured the west coast of the United States to find a suitable plant he felt represented the intricacies of autism. “I found this hybridized variety of celosia, its form looked remarkably like a brain. It looked complex, was different, unusual and a little exotic, rather like autism,” he said. “We’re excited to partner with Zealandia Horticulture and we’re grateful for their support and commitment to our…continue reading →

Upcoming event – A Flowering Affair

We have an exciting new fundraising partnership with Zealandia Horticulture! They use state of the art propagation techniques and have cultivated a flower just for Minds for Minds. Join us to be one of the first to see the new flower, and get an update from the research team.continue reading →

Applied Behavioural Analysis Week 2016

Dr Javier Virues-Ortega and his ABA colleagues are running an excellent series of events during applied behaviour analysis awareness week (October 10th-13th). They have secured Dr Gregory P Hanley and other experts in this emerging field to present during the week, please see poster below. Minds for Minds is very proud to help support the event and we hope many of you will be able to make it to one or more of the talks. More details and how to register herecontinue reading →

Newsletter #5

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 Professor Russell Snell. 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 event informationcontinue reading →
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