New Zealand MND Research in the Literature

It’s an exciting time for MND research in New Zealand. The field is changing rapidly, and with the help of our partners and supporters we’re making progress toward our goal of developing a globally connected and comprehensive national MND Research programme.

As we look forward to new decade of advancements in MND research, we thought it would be interesting time to look back at how far we’ve come as a field.  We completed a thorough search of PubMed for articles published on MND by or about NZers in the last 30 years. Here is what we found:

  • 68 articles were published on MND by or about NZers from 1989 to 2019.
  • 54% of articles have been published since the first Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014.

  • 69% of articles were published by researchers affiliated with NZ institutions.
  • Works published out of collaborations with international researchers have grown dramatically over the last 5 years.

  • 46% of original research published by kiwis is the result biomedical research studies.
  • Clinical topics are the focus of 47% of works published by kiwis; however only 45% are original research.

  • 28% of the citations we found were original research about NZers with MND.
  • All but 3 of those articles were published by NZ researchers.

Download the full list of citations here.

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