13 Feb 2017

Expert: Dr Melanie Cheung on neurodegenerative diseases

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 13 February 2017

Dr Melanie Cheung is a neurobiologist based at the University of Auckland. She is currently involved in two areas of research; Huntington's disease and concussion. Dr Cheung explores both Indigenous and Western scientific approaches to help people with neurodegenerative diseases. Since 2007 Melanie has been working closely with a large Taranaki Maori family who have Huntington's which is a dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disease that affects movement, personality, and higher cognitive functions. And she's also researching concussion and is working with professional rugby players on that.

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