RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

New research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously.

Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation

Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation

Dr Jasmine Fang explains the factors that influence our investment decisions.

Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding

Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding

Three Massey University researchers have secured more than $13 million in funding, from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour Fund.

Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant

Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant

Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts and culture.

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 rely on pollination by domesticated honey bees, so a new Massey University project is focusing on protecting them from a deadly pathogen.
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.
How to protect your business from fake news
Monday 11 December 2017
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr Jenny Hou.
International study: Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers
Friday 8 December 2017
A new report released by the Health Promotion Agency shows that older New Zealanders are drinking more often and in a more harmful manner than older adults in many other countries.
Parenting a child with autism and the power of hope
Thursday 30 November 2017
How others perceive and react to children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) can impact parents dealing with their child's difficulties. But new research says despite feeling judged or...
Rugby: Cultural identity influences motivation and style of play
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.
Disability, advocacy, activism as a mother
Wednesday 22 November 2017
For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle.
Controlling cancer in the Pacific
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Researchers are calling for a regional cancer control partnership to improve services for patients in the south Pacific.
New study shows taurine supplements may improve performance recovery
Monday 13 November 2017
New research suggests taurine supplementation taken after exercise, may help improve the rate of muscle recovery.
Study to investigate health impacts of turmeric
Friday 10 November 2017
Auckland men have the chance to take part in a study investigating the impact of turmeric on inflammation and metabolic health. 
Early lamb weaning studies under way at Massey
Wednesday 8 November 2017
New research from Massey University suggests that lambs can be successfully weaned lighter and earlier, with benefits for the mother as well.
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