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.

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.
Cultural factors key to health of older Māori
Wednesday 13 June 2018
New research suggests more focus in the health sector is needed to foster culturally appropriate food practices for older Māori.
Serving up a sheep milk smoothie
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Shifting consumers' mindset to sheep milk is the objective of a fun and informative stand at this week's National Fieldays that mixes the resources of Massey University staff and students.
Alcohol law brings little change to drinking environment
Friday 8 June 2018
New research from Massey University shows little evidence that changes introduced by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act have affected New Zealand's alcohol environment.
Clash of ideologies turns education into battleground
Friday 1 June 2018
As education undergoes further reviews and changes, new research examines previous tensions between government policy and teachers that flow into current media and public debates about the kind of...
PhD on dressmaking unpicks hidden cultural threads
Thursday 31 May 2018
In the current age when many people can't sew a button on a shirt, Dinah Vincent's PhD thesis reveals a not-too-distant era when dressmaking was a defining, even vital, skill for many New Zealand...
Research shows room for improvement in schools' emergency preparedness
Wednesday 30 May 2018
'Be prepared' are watchwords for all New Zealanders making emergency plans but revealing findings from Massey University's Joint Centre for Disaster Research shows that schools could be doing better.
How temperature affects our response to advertising
Friday 25 May 2018
New research by Professor Valentyna Melnyk shows that consumers respond more positively to emotionally warm messages if they are feeling physically cold.
New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Massey Healthy Work Group has launched a research project to measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.
Conference to get the VR treatment from design trio
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Three design students from Massey University's College of Creative Arts have responded to the idea that virtual reality is emerging as a key medium of learning with a thought-provoking installation...
Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori
Monday 21 May 2018
New findings from the Centre for Public Health Research show Māori are at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures, than non-Māori - despite doing the same jobs.
Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia
Thursday 17 May 2018
Life expectancy is increasing and with it the prevalence of sleep problems, which can negatively impact waking function, physical and mental health, healthcare usage and mortality.
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