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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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ESR Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week: 13-19 November 2017

By   /  November 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 ESR Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week: 13-19 November 2017

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ESR Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week: 13-19 November 2017 The World Antibiotic Awareness week kicks off  Monday, 13 November with activities planned to raise awareness of this very important issue across many countries.    Antimicrobial resistance is the broader term for resistance in different types of microorganisms (eg, bacteria, viruses, […]

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Science Weekend at Te Papa

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Weekend at Te Papa

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Science Weekend at Te Papa A big science weekend is coming up as scientists from the seven Crown Research Institutes celebrate 25 years of helping shape the nation’s wealth and wellbeing through great science.    Over two days at Te Papa Museum, Wellington: Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November, […]

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Top Scientists Explore Life below the Surface of the Earth

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Top Scientists Explore Life below the Surface of the Earth

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Top Scientists Explore Life below the Surface of the Earth A conference of the world’s top subsurface microbiologists, ecologists and geoscientists is being held in Rotorua between 6 -10 November to further explore life below the surface of the earth. The conference is being organised by crown research institute, […]

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Spotlight on Women in Science – Jacqui Horswell

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Spotlight on Women in Science – Jacqui Horswell

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Spotlight on Women in Science – Jacqui Horswell Women’s science research is being showcased as part of the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s 150th Year Anniversary.    They are holding a free, public event at Massey University, Wellington on: Thursday, 2 November 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Massey […]

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Saving Lake Waikare – Come Planting

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Saving Lake Waikare – Come Planting

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Saving Lake Waikare – Come Planting Scientists, iwi, students, farmers and community volunteers are joining together to plant 30,000 more native trees around the shores of Lake Waikare from 28 to 31 October to help restore the lake to its former health.  This is the second planting to happen […]

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Latest Notifiable Disease Report

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest Notifiable Disease Report

MIL OSI – Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Latest Notifiable Disease Report The annual notifiable disease report for 2016 was prepared as part of a Ministry of Health contract for scientific services and is produced with the continued support of staff in the public health services in New Zealand who provide data from their […]

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Investigating the reliability of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Investigating the reliability of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

MIL OSI – Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Investigating the reliability of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) is a tool used by ESR’s forensic scientists to help reconstruct violent crimes. One of our science leaders and world renowned experts on BPA – Michael Taylor – has been investigating the reliability of BPA […]

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Lake Waikare Hui and Planting event

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Lake Waikare Hui and Planting event

MIL OSI – Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lake Waikare Hui and Planting event Join us at a Hui at Matahuru Marae on 24 June to listen to the stories about the degradation of Lake Waikare and the multiple restoration projects that are underway.  You can also participate in the improvement of lake ecosystems, […]

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