October 19, 2016

World’s biggest health challenges to be confronted in Wollongong

UOW announces world-leading $80m molecular and life sciences research centre.   The city of Wollongong, south of Sydney, is set to become a hub of revolutionary medical research and discovery following the launch today (19 October 2016) of UOW’s plans for a world-leading research facility.   Molecular Horizons:… Read More

October 17, 2016

Powerhouse completes investment in Ferronova

Press Release – Powerhouse Ventures Ltd Powerhouse (ASX: PVL), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is pleased to announce it has completed its first Australian investment into Ferronova Pty Ltd, a spin-out from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of South Australia developing a ground-breaking cancer staging… Read More

October 17, 2016

University of Otago and Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga Executive Director, and John Ward,… Read More

October 10, 2016

Paracetamol wins Wellington researchers $20,000 prize

Dr Paul Young will be presented with Medicines New Zealand’s 2016 Value of Medicines Award for leading a world-class study into the effects paracetamol has on patients in intensive care units (ICU) this evening. “We are impressed with the range and high standard of entries for this year’s Award. The… Read More

October 7, 2016

Framework for biomedical research with Māori

As biomedical research practices become more sophisticated, protecting the cultural and ethical interests of those who donate tissue or take part in genomic research has become more important than ever before. The University of Waikato’s Associate Professor Maui Hudson led a Health Research Council-funded national research project to develop culturally… Read More

October 7, 2016

Otago researchers probe HPV’s manipulation of immune system

Otago researchers probe HPV’s manipulation of immune system University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts’ immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a protein known as E7,… Read More

October 6, 2016

Top Pacific psychologist honoured for mental health research

Waikato University research fellow Dr Byron Seiuli has been recognised for his significant contribution to supporting Pacific men facing trauma and mental health challenges. The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) presented Dr Seiuli, a counsellor of Samoan heritage, with an award as an emerging researcher at a ceremony… Read More

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