RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety

New research shows cultural differences in New Zealand's increasingly diverse health sector can increase tensions and risk patient safety.

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD).

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?

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.

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend

Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand's least affordable region is bucking that trend.

Stop sign behaviour causes concern
Monday 12 February 2018
New research from Massey University shows that drivers mimic the bad behaviour of the car in front of them when it comes to ignoring stop signs.
New beef product could spark new industry
Friday 9 February 2018
Massey University is investigating whether the dairy industry has the potential to drive a new class of beef product by rearing bobby calves who would ordinarily be sent to slaughter.
Meditation and mindfulness not nirvana for all
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Mindfulness and meditation are widely touted as solutions to a range of health conditions and social stresses, but a new study shows the impact of these practises on our collective wellbeing has...
Massey research medal winners announced
Monday 5 February 2018
Professor Velmurugu (Ravi) Ravindran of the School of Veterinary Sciences has been named the individual winner of this year's Massey University Research Medal.
First male of NZ stick insect species found in UK
Saturday 3 February 2018
The first male of a New Zealand stick insect species has been discovered, but not where researchers expected.
Stopping smoking main reason for vaping
Wednesday 31 January 2018
A recent survey of vapers found the majority started smoking e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking.
Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual'
Thursday 25 January 2018
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report suggests last quarter's fall in house prices was just a "blip" in an otherwise upward trend.
Basic prep helps mature students avoid culture shock
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Mature students need to be better prepared for the expectations, language, culture and technological demands of academia before they set foot in a lecture theatre, new research reveals.
Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers
Wednesday 24 January 2018
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the pressures of the role.
Children’s milk drinking habits analysed
Thursday 18 January 2018
New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow's milk, and socio-demographic factors.
App for keeping an eye on the kids at the pool
Wednesday 17 January 2018
For many, it would not be summer without a day at the public swimming pool. Now a design student has created a concept for an app that prompts parents and guardians to keep an eye on their kids.
Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Humanity's often abusive relationship towards nature has culminated in concerns we have wrecked Earth beyond repair. So, what does the mundane act of mowing a lawn reveal about our own and the...
The science of saving our honey bees
Monday 15 January 2018
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive pathogen, scientists from Massey University are...
Saving birds through their own song
Thursday 11 January 2018
Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species through their song alone - new funding is giving Massey scientists the ability to succeed where others...
Over 55s needed for survey on ageing in NZ
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Massey University researchers are seeking 400 people aged over 55 to do an online survey that will contribute to research and knowledge on health and ageing in New Zealand.
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