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Research For Life recognises contribution to Medical Research

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 - 12:49

Research for Life has recognised the contribution Professor Brett Delahunt ONZM FRSNZ has made to medical research by awarding him Honorary Life Membership and presenting him with a medal at its Annual General Meeting, held in Wellington on Monday, 19 November 2018.

New Marsden Fund grants support innovative research in NZ

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 09:09

The Marsden Fund has allocated $85.6 million (excluding GST) to a total of 136 research projects across New Zealand. These grants support New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities.

Otago scientist wins prestigious James Cook Research Fellowship

Thursday, 25 October, 2018 - 15:00

One of the country’s leading scientists in the area of gout and metabolic disease, University of Otago Professor Tony Merriman, is one of three researchers nationally to receive a prestigious James Cook Fellowship.

MitoQ announces Lorraine Downes as new brand ambassador

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 - 11:03

New Zealand supplement and skincare company MitoQ is excited to announce a partnership with beloved Kiwi Lorraine Downes, who will become one of the key ambassadors for MitoQ in New Zealand.

Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ Research Honours 2018

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 - 22:30

University of Otago Research Fellow Helen Taylor’s science communication around conservation genetics and threatened species has earned her recognition at this year’s New Zealand Research Honours.

Otago researchers decode genetics to understand gout and kidney disease

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 09:28

University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease.

New study to reduce harm for older patients facing heart surgery

Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 - 06:00

A surprising finding from a major international study involving hundreds of New Zealanders, looks set to reduce major side effects including death among older patients facing cardiac surgery, as well as conserve the use of a precious and expensive resource … donated blood.

Kiwi chef's commitment to changing child obesity in NZ

Monday, 27 August, 2018 - 07:26

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Disturbingly, according to the British Nutrition Foundation, 41 percent of children under the age of eight don’t know where eggs come from, let alone how to cook one.

3D printing cancer - Waikato University

Monday, 20 August, 2018 - 13:13

Shalini Guleria has been through the design phase, and is now about to see if bioprinting will work with cancer cells. At the moment testing on cancer cells is done in 2D, basically a flat layer of cells.

Diabetes NZ strongly supports DHB call for sugar tax

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 16:31

Diabetes New Zealand strongly supports the recent call by DHB heads for New Zealand to introduce a sugar tax.

"Despite many government programmes to address the problem, the incidence of diabetes in New Zealand is increasing. Something much more is needed to stem this fatal tide.