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Funding for heart and gut research

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:42:30 +1200 | Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Research into heart and gut disease at Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has received a significant boost with recent funding from the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC). A five-year research programme looking at the biomechanics of heart ...More >>

Next generation of Antarctica scientists celebrated

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:42:10 +1200 | Antarctica New Zealand

Next generation of Antarctica scientists celebrated Media release embargoed until 6pm, 26 June 2017 Understanding what Antarctica's environment was like 3.5 million years ago could prove crucial to preparing New Zealand for the impacts of climate ...More >>

Antarctica Conference puts the spotlight on climate change

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:48:25 +1200 | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica Conference puts the spotlight on climate change Media release for immediate use on 25 June 2017 Over 150 leading scientists from New Zealand and around the world are coming together over the next three days to showcase the latest research on how ...More >>

More than 400 register in Callaghan's C-Prize Challenge

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:39:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) - So far more than 400 people have registered interest in entering Callaghan Innovation's biennial C-Prize Challenge, where innovators have been invited to create the next generation of wearable technology. More >>

Gluckman says health sector should do more research

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:05:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) - Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister's chief science adviser, says more funds should be poured into medical research, which accounts for less than 1 percent of the government's health budget. More >>

World of wearable tech showcased in new infographic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:16:25 +1200 | Callaghan Innovation

World of wearable tech showcased in new infographic Callaghan Innovation today launched the second product in a new Infographics Series, which it hopes will demystify key technology areas and raise awareness of the opportunities that these technologies ...More >>

NZ Health Research Strategy to help ‘change the face of heal

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:58 +1200 | Auckland District Health Board

Auckland DHB welcomes the inaugural New Zealand Health Research Strategy, which sets a vision of creating a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. More >>

Wintec Joins Global Design Factory Community

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:50:34 +1200 | Wintec

There’s no signage on the window of Wintec’s Design Hub, just the letter D made of coloured Post-it notes; but now the creative initiative is invited to join the Design Factory Global Network, and the D will soon make way for New Zealand’s first ...More >>

Costly science funding applications

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:11:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Costly science funding applications still the elephant in the room By Rebecca Howard June 21 (BusinessDesk) – Funding remains the elephant in the room for the scientific community and while the end point of research is positive, there is a need to keep ...More >>

Founder of HPV Vaccine guest of honour at Parliament

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:23:14 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

Founder of HPV Vaccine guest of honour at Parliamentary Dinner. Professor Ian Frazer founder of the HPV vaccine is the guest speaker at the Medicines New Zealand Parliamentary dinner this evening, hosted at Parliament by the Chair of Health Committee, Simon ...More >>

Kaitaia Hui on Suicide Solutions Starts Saturday

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:29:15 +1200 | Northland DHB

A hui near Kaitaia this weekend aims to improve local resilience against suicides of youth and other people. More >>

Car wrecking can be a vehicle for stroke rehab

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:27:11 +1200 | Massey University

Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at the Manfeild Raceway, near Feilding. More >>

Myrtle rust update – Wednesday 21 June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:21:30 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Incident Controller David Yard says there has been no significant change to the spread of myrtle rust, but work continues to control the fungus.More >>

SF Exploratorium’s New Total Solar Eclipse App

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:48:15 +1200 | The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium has just announced the release of its new free Total Solar Eclipse App for iOS as well as an updated version of the app for Android devices. The app, which includes information about the eclipse and safe viewing techniques, allows ...More >>

Conference Creates Link between Research and Policy

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:50:38 +1200 | University Of The South Pacific

The Pacific Update Conference is a vital forum for discussing important issues of public policy in the region, said Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji, during the opening of the Conference ...More >>

Myrtle Rust: Plant Movement Must Stop

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:32:35 +1200 | The Tree Council Inc

The Tree Council is calling for the Ministry for Primary Industries to use its powers under the Biosecurity Act and implement a temporary ban on all plant movement across New Zealand to prevent the spread of Myrtle Rust.More >>

New funding takes the fight to myrtle rust

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:36:26 +1200 | Plant And Food Research

Plant & Food Research and Scion have been successful in the latest round of MBIE’s Catalyst Strategic Fund with a project addressing the threat of myrtle rust to New Zealand.More >>

New evidence of animal behaviour and tidal clocks

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:59:31 +1200 | University of Auckland

A slater-like crustacean that lives in the sand on Auckland’s Piha beach has provided new evidence that animals have biological clocks influenced by the tide as well as the more familiar circadian clock that follows the day/night cycle and which regulates ...More >>

Senior business leader appointed to chair FoodHQ

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:52:21 +1200 | FoodHQ

Sue Foley, a senior New Zealand business leader, has been appointed as the first independent chair of FoodHQ™.More >>

Intergalactic fun at MOTAT these holidays

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:18:54 +1200 | MOTAT

In a science-packed cosmic encounter that’s out of this world, MOTAT takes a closer look at modern-day space exploration when it launches its latest holiday experience from 8 to 23 July.More >>

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