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Centre For Brain Research And Ngāpuhi Launch Unique Mate Wareware Initiative In Northland

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 17:37:14 +1300 | University of Auckland

A way forward for aiding mate wareware, or dementia care, within Māori communities In collaboration with Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi and Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research (CBR), a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed ...More >>

GE Watchdog Decision Risks Compromising Protection Of The Environment And Health

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 19:26:07 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its decision on “null segregants” (APP204173) defining them as "not genetically engineered organisms". In February, Plant and Food applied to the EPA to determine if “null segregants” ...More >>

EPA Clarifies GMO Definition

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:44:53 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a clarification that certain organisms, known as null segregants, are not considered genetically modified organisms under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. Null segregants are descended ...More >>

Come, Make A Difference - In Antarctica!

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:22:19 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for adventurous individuals to join the prestigious team supporting Antarctic research at Scott Base and beyond for the upcoming 2024/25 season. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2402/37f69a8c8c7760c432fa.jpeg" ...More >>

99 Million People Included In Largest Global Vaccine Safety Study

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 10:09:59 +1300 | Global Vaccine Data Network

Global Vaccine Data Network utilises vast data sets to detect potential vaccine safety signals. The Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) assessed 13 neurological, blood, and heart related medical conditions to see if there was a greater risk of ...More >>

Here Come The Steroid Games

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 18:34:16 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

To attribute weighty moral codes to athletes has always been a silly pastime of the judging classes and flesh admiring voyeurs. But sporting bodies, in a manner similar to the clergy, demand something called the level playing field. Fairness ...More >>

Achieve Youthful And Refined Skin With Shape Studio’s Latest Service, SQT Bio Microneedling

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 14:03:24 +1300 | Shape Studio

Shape Studio is a non-surgical aesthetic clinic that offers a number of treatments that are designed to enhance women’s confidence, helping women feel and look beautiful. The body shaping and sculpting experts have recently launched their latest service, ...More >>

First UN Report On The State Of The World’s Migratory Species – Expert Reaction

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 15:46:17 +1300 | Science Media Centre

A landmark UN report paints a grim picture of the state of migratory wild animals worldwide, including those that travel through New Zealand, like sharks, whales, albatross, and sea turtles. The report was launched at the meeting for the Convention ...More >>

Bacterial Genus Endemic To Aotearoa Is Like Discovering A “microbial Kiwi” Among Microorganisms.

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 08:36:41 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Scientists discover microbe unique to NZ More >>

Marjorie Hecht: Prepared Learning: What Are Humans Hard-Wired For At Birth?

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 18:22:56 +1300 | Independent Media Institute

Do living beings learn and pass on to future generations some behaviors or predispositions more easily than others––and if so, how? So-called prepared learning is a question psychologists and other scientists have studied for decades, developing a series ...More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity Provides Eels With Safe Pathway To Sea

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 11:36:49 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

New Zealand’s first home-grown fish-friendly flood pump, commissioned by Waikato Regional Council, has successfully passed a 1.2-metre-long shortfin eel. The prototype pump, which has been developed to replace existing MacEwans PPF axial pumps and is ...More >>

Dunedin Research Leads The Way In Forecasting The Impact Of Rising Groundwater

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 10:20:17 +1300 | Joint Press Release

A GNS Science report, produced in partnership with Otago Regional Council (ORC), has shed new light on the behaviour of groundwater beneath South Dunedin and Harbourside and what this could mean for the future. The study, based on analysis of four years ...More >>

Positive Pre-IND Meeting With US FDA For New Ovarian Cancer Cell Therapy

Thu, 1 Feb 2024 18:54:34 +1300 | Cartherics

Melbourne, Australia, 1 February 2024 – Cartherics Pty Ltd (“Cartherics” or “Company”), a biotechnology company developing immune cell therapies for the treatment of cancer, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a ...More >>

Scion’s Central Role In €7.5 Million Research Project

Thu, 1 Feb 2024 10:30:40 +1300 | Scion

Scion’s leading biomaterials, 3D printing, packaging, and machine-learning knowledge is being called on as part of a €7.5 million (NZD$13.25m) research project funded in partnership with the European Union. The EU’s key research and innovation funding ...More >>

Antarctic Frontier Project ‘Tantalisingly Close’ To Vital Climate Secrets

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 13:50:04 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

An international team co-led by GNS Science Te Pū Ao, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Antarctica New Zealand has successfully drilled through 580 metres of ice, obtained the longest sediment core ever retrieved from the remote ...More >>

NZ-Australia Work To Advance Space Science

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 09:52:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Space Minister Judith Collins is welcoming an agreement with Australia under which up to $6 million will be available to New Zealand researchers. The funding will be available from the Government’s Catalyst Fund to support New Zealand researchers ...More >>

NZ-Australia Work To Advance Space Science

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 08:22:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Space Minister Judith Collins is welcoming an agreement with Australia under which up to $6 million will be available to New Zealand researchers. The funding will be available from the Government’s Catalyst Fund to support New Zealand researchers ...More >>

‘Forever Chemical’ PFAS Banned From Cosmetics – Expert Reaction

Tue, 30 Jan 2024 17:17:55 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The EPA is banning the use of per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetic products from the end of 2026. These “forever chemicals” are difficult to break down and can build up in the body and the environment over time. The EPA says New ...More >>

NZ Invention To Enhance Safety Of CAR T And Other Cell Therapies

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 12:08:49 +1300 | Malaghan Institute

An innovative 'safety switch' for CAR T-cell therapy, designed at the Malaghan Institute and recently patented, has the potential to significantly enhance the safety and accessibility of this cutting-edge cancer immunotherapy and other cell therapies. ...More >>

New Guidance Encourages Planners Not To Let Landslide Risk Reduction Opportunities Slip By

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 11:42:53 +1300 | GNS Science

Today GNS Science has released new land-use planning guidance to manage and reduce the risks of landslides. The Landslide Planning Guidance: Reducing Landslide Risk through Land-Use Planning strongly encourages landslide risk to be considered early ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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