RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Student science projects get the green light

Student science projects get the green light

More than $100,00 of funding has been awarded to three Massey University projects from the Government's Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable Fund

Red light researcher helping to set women free

Red light researcher helping to set women free

Empowering sex workers to quit India's largest red-light district has consumed Kiwi humanitarian worker and Development Studies researcher Pip Rea for the past seven years.

Ebola linked to habitat destruction

Ebola linked to habitat destruction

A Massey University veterinary scientist has co-authored research suggesting that Ebola virus emergence is linked to the clearing of animal habitat through deforestation in West and Central Africa.

Put insomnia in its place

Put insomnia in its place

Insomnia is a major health care problem globally, with about one-third of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Could flavoured vaping help battle obesity?
Tuesday 25 October 2016
Vaping electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a new paper co-authored by two Massey University College of Health researchers.
Elected council members urged to protect their political rights
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Newly elected city and district councillors are being urged by a Massey University researcher to carefully read code of conduct documents so they don't give away their political rights.
Auckland and Central Otago vie for least affordable region
Thursday 13 October 2016
Auckland and Central Otago Lakes continue to top the Massey University Home Affordability Report index by a considerable margin.
No stress for Rena penguins
Thursday 13 October 2016
New research suggests that oiled penguins rehabilitated during the Rena disaster showed no long-term signs of stress from the intense human handling that was needed to get them cleaned and back into...
Cultural response could improve Māori financial literacy
Wednesday 12 October 2016
A report on the spending habits of Māori women has identified that a culturally-responsive community model could help improve financial literacy among Māori.
Understanding local government challenges in New Zealand
Wednesday 12 October 2016
A mixed voter turnout in the local body elections, which saw a slight rise in polling in the cities compensate for a poorer response in the regions, is partly being explained by potential voters...
Massey investigating novel food technology
Monday 10 October 2016
Massey University researchers are investigating whether establishing an Innovation Centre focused on a novel food processing technology could transform New Zealand's food industry.
Tackling childhood obesity on land and in water
Thursday 6 October 2016
Researchers from the College of Health are launching two studies, focusing on understanding how an overweight child moves differently from a child of normal weight.
Who were the first people in the Pacific?
Wednesday 5 October 2016
New research looking into the DNA of the earliest ancestors of Māori has confirmed that the first people to settle in the Pacific were from Asian farming groups rather than having a suspected...
How we think about science can make a difference
Tuesday 4 October 2016
If, as Barack Obama says, the greatest threat to future generations is climate change, then environmental policies to combat it need an outpouring of public support to be effective - and in places...
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