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 →

Visit from Freemasons Travelling Scholars Professors James Gusella and Marcy MacDonald

Two renowned genetic scientists from the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School visited Auckland as Freemasons Travelling Scholars. They presented their latest research into the role of genetics in the development of human conditions such as Huntington’s disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Professors Marcy MacDonald and James Gusella are preeminent human geneticists, whose research has provided insight into many conditions, which has had direct positive benefits for many families.  Professor MacDonald discussed their latest research into Huntington’s disease and the success they have had at finding…continue reading →

Newsletter #4

Our most recent newsletter including updates from our research, research participation opportunities and news from our Charitable Trust. We have also shared news from our Community Groups, and a spotlight on our researcher Dr Javier Virués-Ortega. 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 →