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High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:20 +1300 | Science Media Centre

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond A high milk intake in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death, suggests Swedish research. More >>

Strategic partnership sees NZ biotech innovation go global

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:46:04 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has today announced a global distribution agreement with international analytical and chemical company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to supply Cawthron’s unique, high-value marine biotoxins to laboratories worldwide.More >>

Combination prevention is key to ending AIDS

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:08:08 +1300 | Bobby Ramakant

As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical ...More >>

UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies to Prompt Better Pest Controls

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:05:09 +1300 | UN News

Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More >>

Top researchers and scholars elected as Fellows

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:02:08 +1300 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars in basic and applied science and the humanities have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today.More >>

Submissions sought on EPA’s reassessment of dichlorvos

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:35:50 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on its reassessment of dichlorvos and its formulations. Dichlorvos is an organophosphate insecticide used to control a wide range of insect pests across the agricultural, horticultural, ...More >>

Massey to host $5m Food Safety Research Centre

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:18:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that Massey University will host the new Food Safety Science and Research Centre.More >>

Bringing Biggs to the party an inspired move

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:05:45 +1300 | sticK

The appointment of Peter Biggs as inaugural chairman of the new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, is an inspired bargain. More >>

$15m for new biological research partnerships

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:42:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced the Government will invest more than $15 million over a maximum of seven years to support four research partnerships that will benefit New Zealand’s ...More >>

Wai-Research launched

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:48:41 +1300 | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira has launched its own research unit – 18 years after the idea was first floated. More >>

International conference on harmful algae in Wellington

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:29:11 +1300 | Embassy of France to New Zealand

A group of over 20 French scientists has arrived in Wellington to participate in the International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA) which gathers together around 500 world-leading scientists in the capital next week.More >>

NZ Deet Too High by International Standards - Pharmacist

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:30:28 +1300 | Fleur Revell

New Zealand needs to review the high levels of Deet in its insect repellents, with many products containing up to 50% more of the neuro-toxic substance than recommended by international health regulations, according to a Kiwi pharmacist.More >>

Research shows demise of moa inevitable from humans' arrival

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:22 +1300 | University of Auckland

Moa were hunted to extinction less than 200 years after human arrival, according to a major new study that has produced a new and more refined date for their disappearance than ever before: a five-year window between 1440-1445 AD.More >>

Shanahan debunks plucky NZ punching above its weight

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:29:52 +1300 | sticK

You have to give the effusive and self-effacing Greg Shanahan his due. More >>

Hamilton Boys’ High win ChemQuest …again

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:43:05 +1300 | University of Waikato

Students from Hamilton Boys’ High School took out the top prize for the second year in a row at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last night on campus. More >>

Love in the Time of Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:18:25 +1300 | Glen Barry

Overpopulation, ecosystem loss, climate change, and Ebola itself are all growing exponentially. The human family must come together now to stop Ebola in West Africa or risk a global pandemic that could potentially kill billions – even as we commit ...More >>

Forensic Services Must Be Independent From Law Enforcement

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:52:37 +1300 | UN News

Mr. Juan Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas More >>

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:03 +1300 | Technology Investment Network

New Zealand ‘s Tech Export Sector’s revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New ...More >>

Students over-estimate fertility

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:02:01 +1300 | University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study.More >>

Ebola: Are U.S. Bioweapons Labs the Solution or the Problem?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:18:54 +1300 | Institute for Public Accuracy

On Friday, the New York Times published the article "White House to Cut Funding for Risky Biological Study," which states: "Prompted by controversy over dangerous research and recent laboratory accidents, the White House announced Friday that it would temporarily ...More >>


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