World-first artificial neurons

A Kiwi researcher is part of a ground-breaking team to have has succeeded in creating artificial neurons that behave like real neurons, paving the way for smarter medical devices.

University of Auckland’s Professor Julian Paton is a member of a group of international scientists that has successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor silicon chips, which could have huge benefits in neuronal degeneration, spinal cord injury, paralysis, heart failure, eye disease and more.

Rhodes scholar researching RNA-editing

Dr Lewis Fry followed in the footsteps of Lorde, Lydia Ko and Eliza McCartney in winning the prestigious AIMES (Arts, Innovation, Music, Education, Sport)...

Tackling unconscious gender bias

Building on work started by her predecessor, new chair of RANZCO’s Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Advisory Group Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer says she’s...

Tour of tomorrow

Given that Silmo is all about eyewear, it was a surprise to find its 2019 Silmo Next exhibition was proposing the practice of the future might not have...

Indentation, OCT and more gonioscopy

The 2019 Eye Institute conference workshops day once again proved popular with most of the limited places snapped up well before the day and the rest exceeded...

All eyes on Napier

The gorgeous city of Napier, which proudly showcases it’s rise from the devastation of the 1931 earthquake to become the Art Deco capital of New Zealand,...

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