RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled

Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled

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

Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers

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

Investigating the impact of young onset dementia

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

Sophisticated new “plumbing” for Keeble paddocks

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 nutrient collection system.

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?
Wednesday 11 July 2018
School of Aviation assistant lecturer Isaac Henderson has always been fascinated by airships. His master's thesis analysed if they could again be used for transport.
Water quality workshop takes problems global
Saturday 30 June 2018
Scientists from around the globe gathered at Massey University last month to share concerns and research with councils and organisations around effective and targeted water quality management...
Mass shootings and gun control debated
Friday 29 June 2018
Mass shootings in the United States are such an everyday occurrence that they are practically a staple of the news, and Massey University senior journalism lecturer Dr Catherine Strong says in a...
Symposium hosts researchers in field of HIV
Thursday 28 June 2018
Forty students and research supervisors from the Auckland region attended the Fifth Interscholastic Student HIV Research Symposium held at Massey University's Auckland campus last month.
Designer bags to empower diabetics
Thursday 28 June 2018
Designer Bridget Scanlan used a combination of her studies and good old fashioned hustle to realise her concept for a designer bag for people with diabetes.
Survey finds anxious drivers rule on NZ roads
Monday 25 June 2018
Two thirds of New Zealand drivers experience mild to severe anxiety when they are behind the wheel - with fear of road rage from others among the causes, a Massey University study has found.
Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”
Thursday 21 June 2018
A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could...
What does gluten-free really mean?
Wednesday 20 June 2018
When you Google gluten-free you are inundated with memes about gluten-free haircuts, gluten-free water and how the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it.
Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA
Wednesday 20 June 2018
A new discovery suggests that bacteria's ability to transfer genes, like those associated with antibiotic resistance, are governed by a previously unknown set of rules that are written in the DNA of...
HRC funding puts care of Pasifika elders under spotlight
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Pacific elders (Matua) are traditionally cared for at home by extended family who consider it a blessing, not a burden. A Massey University study will investigate how these traditions are being...
New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals
Tuesday 19 June 2018
New research from the Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population.
Videogame loot boxes similar to gambling
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Adolescents playing video games that offer randomised rewards to increase competitive advantage could be being exposed to mechanisms that are psychologically similar to gambling, according to new...
Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes
Monday 18 June 2018
A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol.
C-Dax pasture meter robot at Fieldays
Saturday 16 June 2018
Does the future of farming have autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they are showcasing the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays.
Collision repair study paints worrying picture
Thursday 14 June 2018
Workers exposed to solvents in the vehicle collision repair industry are at greater risk of adverse health effects compared to construction workers.
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