RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the human family tree

Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the human family tree

A Massey scientist is helping unearth new information about the earliest human-like groups, which can be used to improve healthcare for people in the islands of Southeast Asia.

Study shows many senior managers distrust big data

Study shows many senior managers distrust big data

A new Massey University study shows many top executives are failing to capitalise on the benefits of big data, preferring to rely on their own intuition.

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

Massey volcanologists have discovered the driving force behind superheated gas-and-ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, which may help save lives and infrastructure around the globe.

Massey researchers to present at World Conference on Health Promotion

Massey researchers to present at World Conference on Health Promotion

Massey University staff and students will be well represented at the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion, to be held in Rotorua from Sunday.

Understanding ‘green’ consumers key to business success
Saturday 1 December 2018
Massey University PhD graduate Dr Fred Angels Musika set out to develop a reliable way of measuring green consumer consciousness.
Can learning music deter dementia?
Tuesday 27 November 2018
Ryan Sutcliffe loves to play the guitar, and writes and performs his own songs. Now, the doctoral psychology researcher has a dream project combining his musical and academic interests in a study to...
Nutrition concern for older adults at home
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Researchers are calling for screening of vulnerable older adults at risk of poor nutrition and diminished physical performance, in an effort to identify those in need of dietary intervention.
Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship awarded for alcohol study
Monday 19 November 2018
Dr Taisia Huckle has been awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled
Thursday 15 November 2018
A moving memorial to children, murdered in the Holocaust has special resonance for its creator, School of Design senior lecturer Matthijs Siljee.
Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Hobby beekeepers could have a new product to recollect swarms and maintain bee reproduction rates thanks to the work of Massey University industrial design student Liam Brankin.
Investigating the impact of young onset dementia
Monday 5 November 2018
Dementia is often seen as a disease of the elderly, however the young onset of dementia is a healthcare reality which poses a unique set of challenges.
Sophisticated new “plumbing” for Keeble paddocks
Monday 5 November 2018
Massey University's sheep and beef research farm, Keebles, will be a focal point for new nutrient leaching research for sheep and beef farming with the instillation of a sophisticated water and...
Researchers play part in French and Belgian WWI commemorations
Thursday 1 November 2018
Two Massey University researchers are part of official centenary commemorations in northern France and Belgium that mark key events in the final week of World War I.
Mental health impact a legacy of WWI?
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper says that mental health problems are one of New Zealand's main legacies of the immense health impact from the First World War.
Promoting health through waka ama
Monday 29 October 2018
Waka ama is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand. Now researchers have joined advocates who increasingly see the activity as a vehicle for health promotion.
Seniors gather data on age-friendly communities
Monday 29 October 2018
Teams of senior citizens are getting out on the streets around New Zealand to gather data on how suitable a neighbourhood is for older residents.
One-third of Kiwis may drink hazardously their entire adult lives
Friday 26 October 2018
Many of us assume that risky drinking is something we 'grow' out of as we age, but new research shows that this might not be the case.
What are the preferred options for cannabis law reform in New Zealand?
Tuesday 23 October 2018
The Government recently announced it intends to conduct a national referendum on cannabis law reform by 2020. But what do Kiwis want?
The caffeine effect… is it in your genes?
Thursday 18 October 2018
Caffeine is the most consumed psychoactive drug in the world and has been shown to have a performance-enhancing effect among athletes when taken in the correct doses and times.
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