RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Weka division pre-dates Cook Strait

Weka division pre-dates Cook Strait

Massey biologists have unearthed clues in the DNA of weka that throw doubt upon what we thought we knew of the flightless native.

Oganesson – the black sheep of the noble gases

Oganesson – the black sheep of the noble gases

Scientists at Massey University have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study.

Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions

Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows affordability has improved in seven out of 13 New Zealand regions in the most recent quarter.

Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey

Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey

Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the "Amazon effect" cited as the main reason.

Opinion: Is there an election image bias?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Which party political leader's image features more frequently in New Zealand's print media? It's a question Professor Claire Robinson sought to answer in 2011 and 2014 and this year she has sifted...
Healthy Families NZ a promising approach
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the country to make healthy changes.
Good vibrations reduce muscle aches
Monday 11 September 2017
New research shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous exercise, benefiting those suffering from tired and sore bodies.
Evolution of a genetic novelty
Monday 11 September 2017
Scientists from Massey University have captured the formation of a new gene in real-time evolution experiments.
Empowering Pasifika communities to lead healthier lives
Thursday 31 August 2017
A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower Pasifika communities.
Agrifood sector is tech-savvy but not ready for major disruption
Wednesday 30 August 2017
A new report has found that New Zealand farmers have been quick to adopt smart farming techniques, but few are preparing for major technological disruption.
New Zealand research project gains international attention
Thursday 24 August 2017
Massey University's SHORE and Whāriki Research CentreĀ has played host to a visiting Chinese traffic engineer keen to discover how a ground-breaking New Zealand research study could be applied in...
Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new understandings of and targeted treatment for the disease has won PhD candidate Sherina Holland the top...
Do you have high blood sugar?
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed.
School driving lessons offer multiple benefits
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Compulsory driver's licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from Massey University on the grounds it will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs.
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