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New oral drug regimens for hardest-to-treat hep C patients

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:41:03 +1200 | The Lancet

The Lancet : New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients and could improve treatment uptake More >>

New model predicts pasture response to nitrogen

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:43 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

A new model that can more accurately predict pasture responses to nitrogen is now available for farmers throughout the country. More >>

Costs raise questions about National Science Challenges

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:23:14 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Amid strong criticism of the value of the National Science Challenges from some of the country’s senior scientists, new figures show administrative costs are skyrocketing while the level of investment in actual science remains a mystery, says Labour’s ...More >>

Wasps a Royal Pain

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:08:51 +1200 | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

The Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust is concerned at the apparent scarcity of Monarch butterflies overwintering this year. More >>

Sports scientists expecting personal bests from Pascoe

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:08 +1200 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s star para swimmer Sophie Pascoe is likely to win medals and achieve personal bests in her events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week, says her performance analyst and University of Canterbury bio-mechanics expert Matt Ingram.More >>

Joyce’s heavy hand stifling innovation

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:37:12 +1200 | Green Party

The National Government should allow scientists and businesses to get on with innovation rather than allow Steven Joyce’s heavy hand to direct it, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Dr Norman was responding to reports today that several ...More >>

NZers among experts discussing solutions on climate & health

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:20:45 +1200 | OraTaiao

“Climate change will affect the livelihoods of New Zealanders,” says Dr Macmillan, the acting co-convenor of the New Zealand Climate and Health Council. She was speaking from the Australian Academy of Science meeting in Brisbane this week, bringing together ...More >>

A miracle treatment for TB is a near possibility

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:37:49 +1200 | CNS

Two years after launching a first of its kind Combination Drug Study for TB treatment in 2010, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) raised hopes of a novel drug regimen to treat both forms of TB—drug sensitive (DS) and multi drug ...More >>

SMC Heads-Up: freshwater science, battling defaunation

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:01 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Economist and philanthropist Dr Gareth Morgan drew together a panel of 16 scientists to run the ruler over the Government's plan to better management our rivers and streams. More >>

Maths, computer science and statistics cups awarded

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:20:38 +1200 | Massey University

The three top students in mathematics, statistics and computer science at Albany were presented with trophies to celebrate their achievement recently. More >>

New drowning rescue steps could save lives

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:49:35 +1200 | University of Auckland

A New Zealand researcher from the University of Auckland, Jonathon Webber, is part of an international study team that has come up with a new way to help prevent drowning. More >>

Wood Treatment Specialists Converge on Australia and NZ

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:50:43 +1200 | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Like it or not, thermally and chemically modified wood along with wood plastic composites (WPC’s) are now a commercial reality. They’re already being produced in commercial quantities in both Australia and New Zealand. They’re competing - but can complement ...More >>

Extent of job losses at Invermay remain hidden

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:28:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite growing concern in the agriculture and science sectors, both AgResearch management and the Minister responsible are continuing to hide the true extent of job losses at AgResearch’s Invermay campus, Labour’s MP for Dunedin North David Clark says.More >>

Address to Zespri AGM

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:37:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Zespri Chairman Peter McBride, CEO Lain Jager, my ministerial colleague Todd McLay, Todd Muller, our candidate for the Bay of Plenty – well known to all of you because of his close involvement with your industry – ladies and gentlemen.More >>

Toddlers Now Get Benefits Of Probiotics

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:21 +1200 | BLIS Technologies

Dunedin-based BLIS Technologies has launched a new probiotic powder suitable for children as young as six months old. The powder, part of the BLIS K12™ product range, is aimed at introducing healthy bacteria into the mouth and throats of young ...More >>

Climate change - from corridors of power to powerful film

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:56:56 +1200 | CPIT

Director of the climate change film 2 Degrees, Jeff Canin, says the days of the heavy-handed environmental lecture are over. Audiences are responding enthusiastically and emotionally to his more personal, solutions-based approach as 2 Degrees tours New Zealand. The ...More >>

NZ Science and Research Leaps Ahead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:47:48 +1200 | REANNZ

New Zealand scientists and researchers can now become global players on a brand new scale, thanks to a ground-breaking trans-Tasman partnership that will provide them access to very high-speed global connectivity.More >>

World Antarctic Focus on New Zealand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:48:41 +1200 | Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

The world of Antarctic science will be focused on New Zealand next month when the country hosts close to 1,000 delegates at the biennial Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference.More >>

Loss of AgResearch Scientists is Detrimental For Farmers

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:15:37 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The further loss of scientific expertise from AgResearch will leave New Zealand farmers worse off. The AgResearch scientific team conducting valuable ecological research into the carbon-nitrogen cycle has been closed down and scientific expertise lost.More >>

National Conference –“Prostate Partners – Working Together”

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:32:54 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s National Conference will be held in Wellington and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall.More >>


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