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ESR investigates drinking water supply failures

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR investigates drinking water supply failures

Source: ESR A study looking at whether water supplies are meeting drinking water standards has highlighted ongoing problems experienced by some suppliers. The study’s results, which are being presented in a paper to the September conference of Water New Zealand’ by ESR research scientist David Wood, examines seven years of data collected on the achievement […]

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Testing native plants to improve lake quality

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Testing native plants to improve lake quality

Source: ESR A new field trial is underway in Wairarapa using native plants to clean up farm runoff going into Lake Wairarapa. Scientists from ESR, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, are looking at the potential of mānuka and of other native trees to reduce the leaching of nitrate and other pathogens from farm […]

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ESR’s new chief scientist brings raft of qualifications to role

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR’s new chief scientist brings raft of qualifications to role

Source: ESR ESR’s new Chief Scientist, Brett Cowan, brings an eclectic range of qualifications to his new position. They include degrees in engineering, medicine and business, as well as studies in philosophical theology and ancient history.  He was previously the General Manager of Business at Auckland Uniservices and also holds the position of Associate Professor […]

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ESR shares medical laboratory technology

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR shares medical laboratory technology

Source: ESR ESR hosted six very special visitors in their health labs as part of a Pacific Islands programme to provide training in appropriate medical laboratory technology. Since 1990 the not-for-profit organisation, Pacific Paramedical Training Centre (PPTC) has sponsored students to come to New Zealand to undertake training in medical laboratory science as part of […]

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Flu cases may peak soon

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Flu cases may peak soon

Source: ESR ESR scientists say with July normally the time for flu infections to peak, the number of cases being reported is still quite low. However, ESR Strategic Health Intelligence Manager Dr Lisa Oakley says that could change quickly. “Generally it’s this time of year that we start to see flu cases peak. Although the […]

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ESR scientists developing drug early warning system

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR scientists developing drug early warning system

Source: ESR ESR scientists are developing a platform for a national drug monitoring and surveillance system to tackle the wave of evolving synthetic drugs coming into the country. ESR says its expertise along with input from key agencies and affected organisations can be used to create a drug early warning system. Scientists began collaborating with […]

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Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

Source: ESR A new study underway in Wellington is testing a range of New Zealand native plants for their ability to clean up our waterways. ESR scientists at the Kenepuru Science Centre in Porirua are looking at the potential of rātā and horopito to reduce the number of bacterial pathogens in soil [MP4, 11 MB] […]

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ESR testing drinking water filters

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR testing drinking water filters

Source: ESR Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities.  A recent Ministry of Health report on drinking water suppliers showed 19 % of the populations surveyed were exposed to water that does not meet safety standards. An ESR study […]

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ESR flu study findings a world first

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR flu study findings a world first

Source: ESR Work undertaken by ESR scientists is the first in the world to show a particular and surprising immune response among people to influenza, and could help pave the way to a globally-sought universal flu vaccine. The study has significantly changed understanding of a critical part of the influenza virus, with an ESR report […]

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ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

Source: ESR ESR scientists are fighting to keep on top of so-called designer drugs, which they say are evolving rapidly. With the emergence of “party pills” or “legal highs” in the past decade, the Institute of Environmental Health and Science (ESR) says illicit drug manufacturers are increasingly “tweaking” designer drugs in a bid to help […]

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Latest edition of Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest edition of Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

Source: ESR Our Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter keeps New Zealand informed of ESR’s science and research in the Pacific region. Inside this latest issue: Introducing ESR’s Healthy Pacific Environments team Climate change and health action planning Solomon Islands better learning environment Healthy Tonga Environments – Update on Environmental Health Inspector’s Operations Manual Coral sand research Radiation […]

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Chief Executive appointed to run new STRmix™ company

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Chief Executive appointed to run new STRmix™ company

Source: ESR Crown Research Institute ESR has set up a new subsidiary to manage its world leading STRmix™ software that has provided a breakthrough in the interpretation of DNA in criminal investigations. The Environmental Science Research Institute has also announced the appointment of a Chief Executive, Martin Riegel, to head the new company, called STRmix™ […]

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ESR extends drug testing pilot in Emergency Departments

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR extends drug testing pilot in Emergency Departments

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ESR extends drug testing pilot in Emergency Departments New synthetic recreational drugs are a considerable issue worldwide, and New Zealand is not immune to the harm that these types of drugs pose. During the second half of 2017 there was a significant spate of non-fatal hospitalisations connected with the […]

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Wakas bring microplastics to Wellington

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Wakas bring microplastics to Wellington

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wakas bring microplastics to Wellington New Zealand scientists have been taking advantage of the waka involved in the opening of the New Zealand Festival tonight to conduct research into plastics in our seas.  A Waka Odyssey will see seven waka hourua (double canoes), eight waka taua (war canoes) and fleet of waka ama helping […]

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Solving crime

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Solving crime

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Solving crime An innovative New Zealand product has helped in the breakthrough of a brutal triple murder case in the US. Three young people were slayed in the Palm Beach town of Jupiter, and while one person was arrested shortly after the murder, police were drawing a blank as […]

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Risk Landscape

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Risk Landscape

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Risk Landscape The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (NZFSSRC) has launched an exciting initiative to provide access to capability, resources and research projects on food safety. (external link) A searchable database is now available on the NZFSSRC website containing information from over 400 individuals, 18 organisations, […]

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Forensic virtual reality training simulator

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Forensic virtual reality training simulator

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Forensic virtual reality training simulator ESR has partnered with Staples Virtual Reality – a multidisciplinary creative technology company – to build a crime scene training simulator. Created as a training tool for Police Detectives, the mock crime scene environment uses virtual reality where users gets to practice the key […]

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Global Health Focus

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Global Health Focus

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Global Health Focus Multi-disciplinary scientists and health professionals from New Zealand and overseas will gather at the third One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium mid December. The One Health movement, which is global, recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The Greek physician Hippocrates […]

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New Zealander to Advise China on the Environment

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New Zealander to Advise China on the Environment

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealander to Advise China on the Environment The Chief Executive of a New Zealand research organisation has been asked to be a special advisor to China on drinking water and other environmental issues.  ESR’s CEO Keith McLea is the only New Zealander who will this week attend meetings […]

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Great fun at Science NZ exhibition

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Great fun at Science NZ exhibition

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Great fun at Science NZ exhibition ESR’s exhibition at the Science New Zealand Conference at Te Papa was a real crowd pleaser. The exhibition which included displays from the seven Crown Research Institutes was held in the Ocenia Room at Te Papa from 9 -11 November as part of the 25th […]

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