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.

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 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.
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