RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Gaps in health professionals’ knowledge about HPV and cervical screening

Gaps in health professionals’ knowledge about HPV and cervical screening

The first New Zealand study of health professionals' knowledge and understanding about the human papillomavirus has identified significant knowledge gaps.

Study shows strong support for community and non-profit approaches to cannabis reform

Study shows strong support for community and non-profit approaches to cannabis reform

New research indicates significant support for non-commercial and community-managed approaches to regulate cannabis.

Can eating chicken feathers build muscle?

Can eating chicken feathers build muscle?

New research suggests chicken feathers could have potential as a protein supplement for people wanting to build or maintain lean body mass.

Interactive tool maps Auckland’s superdiversity

Interactive tool maps Auckland’s superdiversity

A new interactive tool that visually displays data about Auckland's fast-growing and increasingly diverse migrant population will give government agencies, and groups such as employers and the media, a detailed understanding of superdiversity.

Early detection vital in minimising gastro outbreaks
Monday 23 July 2018
Research from Massey University suggests the timely identification, notification, and rapid implementation of control measures to combat gastroenteritis outbreaks will limit its impact and duration,...
Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety
Thursday 19 July 2018
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
Tuesday 17 July 2018
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).
Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand's least affordable region is bucking that trend.
Hidden Masterton mural in public eye again
Wednesday 11 July 2018
A Massey University researcher's quest to preserve the work of artist and craftsman E. Mervyn Taylor reaches another milestone this week when a recently-revealed mural, at the site of the former...
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...
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