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New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo welcomes Riya Biswas as Postdoctoral Research Assistant

New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo has appointed experienced biomedical scientist and researcher Riya Biswas as Postdoctoral Research Assistant. Biswas will support Chief Science Officer Christine Ozolins to manage data and statistical requirements of Exsurgo’s clinical research projects, including the largest EEG chronic pain treatment trial of its kind in the world, in partnership with AUT University and …

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The war on prescription drugs and the arrival of a better pain solution

Hundreds of thousands of lives have been ruined or lost as a result of opioid addiction and the international medical establishment is moving away from recommending opioid use to treat chronic pain. But if we take that option off the table, there have to be other methods for the growing number of people suffering from …

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Christine Ozolins on how to use neuroscience to improve your knowledge, skills and creativity

Christine Ozolins, Chief Science Officer at Exsurgo, recently featured on the My Home Vitality podcast to discuss how neuroscience can help improve our knowledge, skills and creativity.  Christine explains the science behind learning and shares how repetition, recall and practice create and strengthen our neural pathways. She also shares when it is the best time …

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RadioNZ’s Nine to Noon on retraining the brain’s response to chronic pain

Kathryn Ryan, the host of RadioNZ’s Nine to Noon, spoke with Richard Little about the launch of the world’s largest clinical trial using EEG neurofeedback, which can be listened to here. They discuss the growing burden of chronic pain on New Zealand’s healthcare systems and economy, and how Exsurgo’s Axon headset offers an alternative treatment …

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World’s largest clinical trial of electroencephalography (EEG) Neurofeedback for pain launches in New Zealand

The world’s biggest clinical trial using EEG neurofeedback as a therapy to manage chronic pain has been launched in New Zealand. Chronic pain (defined as pain that persists for longer than three months) affects up to one in five people around the world and is a massive burden on healthcare systems and economies. A 2018 …

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Fighting chronic pain by controlling brain waves

Ever wondered how our Axon system helps people manage pain? The Spinoff’s Helen Glenny explains that when we see our own brainwaves, we are reminded that our pain doesn’t control us.  Speaking on the power of visualisation, Richard Little says: “For people who’ve had pain, or depression, they will plan their days around waiting and seeing …

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The Guardian’s Melissa Davey on why migraine pain is not just a bad headache

In another addition to The Guardian’s excellent series on chronic pain, Melissa Davey detailed the physical and mental distress caused by chronic migraines.  As she explains: “The pain begins on one side of the head but can end up on the other. They last longer. The pain is much worse. The vomiting is more prolonged.” …

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