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The Royal Society celebrates 150 years – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on April 6th, 2017.

Last night New Zealand’s research community, along with distinguished international guests, kicked off the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. The next six months leading up to October 10 – 150 years to the day that the legislation establishing the New Zealand Institute was signed – will feature a full […]

Obesity-linked gene discovered in Samoa – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 26th, 2016.

Researchers studying obesity in Samoa have found a unique genetic variant that boosts fat storage and increases obesity risk in the islands’ population. The US-based researchers published their results in Nature Genetics today. They pinpointed a single genetic variant on chromosome 5 that, according to their estimates, is associated with about 35 per cent higher […]

Dominion Post: All hail our mighty Kiwi chemists

Peter Griffin posted in on January 17th, 2011.

Bob Brockie writes, in an opinion piece in the Dominion Post, about chemists: New Zealand’s real genuises. He points out that all three Novel Prizes won by Kiwis, were awarded to chemists, and talks of some of the other less well-known work conducted by chemists every day in New Zealand. An excerpt: (read in full […]

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