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Tairāwhiti Study aims to ‘revolutionise paediatric medicine’

Tairāwhiti Study aims to ‘revolutionise paediatric medicine’

Mātai News Tairāwhiti Study aims to ‘revolutionise paediatric medicine’ By Henry McMullan, 1News Reporter. Tue, Jun 11 Full article here Tairāwhiti/East Coast researchers are scoping new ground by scanning more than two dozen children in what they hope will advance the world famed longitudinal Dunedin Study. Gisborne’s Mātai Medical Research Institute is leading the paediatric healthcare initiative with what it…

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Nurturing Future Leaders

Nurturing Future Leaders

Mātai News Nurturing future leaders: Transformative journey for Mātai interns The Gisborne Herald, 16 February 2024 Full article here Tairāwhiti-based Mātai Medical Research Institute has celebrated the success of its 10-week summer internship programme and farewelled those involved. “What makes this internship unique is its strong focus on community engagement, and providing the students with opportunities to reconnect back home…

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Tuta’s tireless advocacy

Tuta’s tireless advocacy

Mātai News Tuta’s tireless advocacy to create a Meth Free Tairāwhiti lives on The Gisborne Herald, 7 February 2024 Full article here The late Tuta Ngarimu was committed to ridding the region of methamphetamine and that mission continues through two organisations he worked tirelessly for — The P Pull Movement and Manaaki Moves Trust. Gone but far from forgotten, the…

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Chance to look into the future

Chance to look into the future

Mātai News Chance to look into the future The Gisborne Herald, 2 December 2023 Full article here The Mātai team, interns, and speakers presented over 46 science and community talks at the Mātai Medical Research Institute Image of the Future event last week. Picture by Liam Clayton Gisborne people had a first-hand update on the latest technological advances in medical…

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Sharing knowledge

Sharing knowledge

Mātai News Sharing knowledge: Mātai Medical Research Institute to host two-day symposium The Gisborne Herald, 16 November 2023 Full article here “The goal is to share knowledge to accelerate innovations that improve quality of life,” says Mātai chief executive and research director Dr Samantha Holdsworth. Some of the best scientific minds from New Zealand and overseas will be in Gisborne…

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Sir Richard Faull bestowed kōrowai and tokotoko

Sir Richard Faull bestowed kōrowai and tokotoko

Mātai News Sir Richard Faull bestowed kōrowai and tokotoko for services to Māori and neuroscience Te Ao Māori News, 14 November 2023 Full article here After realising Māori weren’t participating in brain science because of tapu associated with the head, he set about developing whakanoa rituals within the University that are now standard practice. Sir Richard Faull (Ngāti Rāhiri, Te…

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Cerebral Palsy & Muscle Development

Cerebral Palsy & Muscle Development

Mātai News Cerebral Palsy & Muscle Development RNZ, 04 October 2023 Listen here Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability for children in Aotearoa. An impairment in the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth leads to problems with movement and posture. Dr Geoffrey Handsfield of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute musculoskeletal modelling group wants to understand what is happening…

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Mātai, Tōnui Collab sign Memorandum of Understanding to share space at new research facility

Mātai, Tōnui Collab sign Memorandum of Understanding to share space at new research facility

Mātai News Mātai, Tōnui Collab sign Memorandum of Understanding to share space at new research facility Gisborne medical research institute Mātai has agreed a space sharing agreement with Tōnui Collab that will provide a physical space for Tōnui to continue to provide science and technology learning opportunities for tamariki in Tairāwhiti. The Gisborne Herald, 10 August 2023 Read original article…

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