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$1.2m high blood pressure trial funded

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 12:20

A $1.2 million nationwide project will evaluate how care for people with resistant high blood pressure can be improved in New Zealand. The project will comprehensively assess aspects of health delivery for people with high blood pressure.

Trial to reduce blood pressure by 'zapping' nerves

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 12:06

A new cardiac procedure for people whose blood pressure remains high even when on blood pressure lowering medicines will be part of a $1.2 million two year trial starting early next year.

Research to investigate possibility of cadmium-free potatoes

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 - 06:01

Cadmium-free potatoes, with the help of the research team at the University of Canterbury (UC), may one day help to allay another possible food safety scare.

Clinicians and researchers partner to tackle health challenges

Thursday, 3 October, 2013 - 10:04

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has awarded more than $750,000 in funding for four research partnership projects that will help improve New Zealand’s health care services in the short term.

Top researchers awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships

Monday, 30 September, 2013 - 13:27

Ten of New Zealand’s top early to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships in 2013, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

Genetic link found between sugary drinks and gout

Thursday, 12 September, 2013 - 09:05

University of Otago and Auckland scientists have for the first time discovered a human gene variant that can "turn bad" when affected by sugary drinks, raising the risk of developing the common and debilitating arthritic disease gout.

L'Oreal recognises three Australasian scientists

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 19:00

Serial cancer killers, the story of how India split from Australia and the fingerprint of an epidemic are the diverse subjects that have won three Australasian scientists 2013 L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellowships (FWIS).

Business focus for Fulbright science scholar

Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 14:42

Business and science are twin passions for 2013 Fulbright scholarship winner Graeme Fielder.

Following the completion of his PhD in biomedical science, in August he is off to Stanford University in California to study for a two-year MBA.

Bryan Williams appointed to Pacific Edge board

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 - 14:14

Bryan Williams FRSNZ, FAA, who has a distinguished career in cancer research and international business, has accepted appointment to the Board of Pacific Edge Limited as an Independent Director.

UC researcher produces film to help fight diabetes among Maori

Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 09:00

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher has worked with the Maori community in a bid to fight Type 2 diabetes which is a serious health problem for Maori.