RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could save infrastructure and lives.

What does gluten-free really mean?

What does gluten-free really mean?

When you Google gluten-free you are inundated with memes about gluten-free haircuts, gluten-free water and how the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it.

Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA

Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA

A new discovery suggests that bacteria's ability to transfer genes, like those associated with antibiotic resistance, are governed by a previously unknown set of rules that are written in the DNA of the recipient.

New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

New research from the Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population.

Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”
Thursday 21 June 2018
A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could...
What does gluten-free really mean?
Wednesday 20 June 2018
When you Google gluten-free you are inundated with memes about gluten-free haircuts, gluten-free water and how the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it.
Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA
Wednesday 20 June 2018
A new discovery suggests that bacteria's ability to transfer genes, like those associated with antibiotic resistance, are governed by a previously unknown set of rules that are written in the DNA of...
HRC funding puts care of Pasifika elders under spotlight
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Pacific elders (Matua) are traditionally cared for at home by extended family who consider it a blessing, not a burden. A Massey University study will investigate how these traditions are being...
New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals
Tuesday 19 June 2018
New research from the Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population.
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.
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