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Prime Minister's Science Prizes showcase New Zealanders 'inspiring tomorrow'

Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 - 16:01

Research, Science and Innovation Minister, Megan Woods and Associate RSI Minister, Ayesha Verrall have today announced the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes for 2021 in recognition of the people making a big difference to New Zealand’s scientific landscape.

Cure Kids showcases latest breakthroughs in child health research, marks Red Nose Day

Thursday, 29 July, 2021 - 09:09

In 2021, the Red Nose Day appeal coincides with a significant milestone in Cure Kids’ history, celebrating 50 years of the charity supporting health research to transform the lives of children in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Bay of Plenty sponge gardens a new lead in cancer research

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 12:16

The discovery of never before seen vibrant sponge gardens in deep sea reefs off the Bay of Plenty could signal a new era in the development of cancer fighting drugs, say University of Waikato researchers.

Urgent support needed for people changing brands - Epilepsy NZ

Thursday, 24 June, 2021 - 12:11

Epilepsy New Zealand believes the Government should consider financial support for people affected by PHARMAC’s latest brand-switching of the anti-seizure drug, Primidone.

Roll your own-specific warnings should be considered - study

Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 09:04

Graphic pictorial warnings designed specifically for roll your own tobacco pouches should be considered, a University of Otago study has revealed.

Colourful Pomare riding crest of a wave - NZ Racing Desk

Friday, 26 March, 2021 - 13:28

Trainer Bill Pomare won’t be the least bit surprised if his stable star Ocean Billy does the almost unthinkable and wins tomorrow’s Gr.2 Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy (1600m).

BTSNZ response to State of Cancer Care in NZ 2020 report

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 09:00

Data included in a comprehensive report released yesterday by the Cancer Control Agency reveals the dire situation faced by New Zealanders diagnosed with brain cancer.

Research to investigate systemic drivers of Maori cannabis and meth use - HRC

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 05:00

A Kaupapa Māori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Māori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu).

'Otago researchers lead novel approach to antibiotic resistance'

Friday, 11 September, 2020 - 11:03

Modified antibiotics to combat drug resistance in farm animals

A novel approach to combatting antibiotic resistance in farm animals has won Otago Innovation’s $100,000 Proof of Concept Grant competition for 2020.

Stroke risk categories should be 'abandoned' - prof

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 - 07:25

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Valery Feigin, says clinicians often seek thresholds to trigger public health interventions.