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

October 5, 2016

Dr Michael Gillam on the future of medicine

What will medicine and healthcare be like in the future? What role will technology play? How much say will patients have in their care? On computers in medicine: Michael Gillam: Just like cardiology or obstetrics or any of these other specialties, there’s now a speciality in medical informatics, as… Read More

August 12, 2016

Biotech fund a boost for research

CSL (CSL) chief executive Paul Perreault has welcomed the launch of the government’s new Biomedical Translation Fund for focusing the attention of the $2 trillion superannuation system on the commercialisation of medical tech­no­logies. The fund, officially launched by Innovation and Science Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday, matches every dollar… Read More

August 12, 2016

Powerhouse Ventures to raise $21 million from ASX listing

Christchurch-based technology commercialisation company, Powerhouse Ventures, has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Stock Exchange for an IPO to raise up to $A20 million ($21m), after earlier flagging its intention to list on the NZX. Chairman Kerry McDonald said the company would look to expand its operations into Australia. “We… Read More

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