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Joint diabetes research to develop healthier foods
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Massey University will play a leading role in a new joint research project with Singapore that aims to identify new biological indicators of diabetes risk that will assist in the development of...
Massey research on effect of near-death experiences
Monday 21 July 2014
How does a close brush with death lead to a better life? It is known that nudging extinction can bring about dramatic life changes, and a Massey psychology student is researching the near-death...
Opinion: Brazil's mindset meltdown a perfect paradox
Wednesday 9 July 2014
Brazil's dramatic meltdown at the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was a classic paradox of maintaining a 'winning' focus, instead of simply performing in the moment.
Students want voting to be easier
Friday 4 July 2014
More young non-voters would be motivated to participate in September's general election by online voting than a one-off $50 payment, according to the results of a student survey conducted by Massey...
Mentor project to retain new Māori medium teachers
Wednesday 2 July 2014
Developing mentoring opportunities to retain new teachers in Māori language immersion schools and classes is the focus of a major government-funded project by researchers at Massey University's...
New Zealand home affordability worsens
Monday 30 June 2014
Home affordability across New Zealand has deteriorated by 7.6 per cent over the past year, according to Massey University's Real Estate Analysis Unit.
Lifelong skills gained in Three Minute Thesis contest
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Academia's equivalent of television's Idol singing competition is a great way to boost confidence and gain lifelong skills in presentation and public speaking, says last year's winner Tom Finn.
What do young Kiwi kids eat?
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Do you have a child that eats everything or are mealtimes a battleground in your household?
Bypassing BMI to build a better health profile for women
Tuesday 24 June 2014
Nutrition experts at Massey University are bypassing the more traditional Body Mass Index (BMI) to build a better health profile based on body fat and the risk of chronic disease.
Gifted learners’ needs fall under the radar
Wednesday 18 June 2014
A new study has revealed New Zealand's smartest kids may not be getting the specialist support and programmes they need to reach their full potential
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