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‘Peak Antibiotics’ documentary on Prime

John Kerr posted in on April 7th, 2016.

The NZ On Air-funded documentary Peak Antibiotic, which aired on Prime this week, tells the story of antibiotic resistance and features a number of high-profile New Zealand researchers. An excerpt from the Prime website: Thinking back to the last time you were sick, did you ask your doctor for a course of antibiotics? Prime’s new […]

Superbugs on the radio

Laura Goodall posted in on August 6th, 2014.

Dr Heather Hendrickson, lecturer in Molecular Biosciences at Massey University, spoke on Radio New Zealand’s Sunday Morning show on 3rd August about the issues surrounding superbugs, antibiotic resistance, new drugs, and the impact of antibacterial consumer products. Heather previously attended our Media SAVVY workshops and she was also the expert for last month’s Expert Encounter.

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Campaign aims to unlock causes of autism

John Kerr posted in on August 12th, 2013.

Autism researchers have launched a new campaign aiming to draw together scientists, health professionals and the community from across New Zealand to facilitate understanding and treatment options for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Minds for Minds campaign aims to bring together people with an interest in autism from around the country,  raise funds for research and […]

Rena: experts on oil dispersants and natural breakdown

John Kerr posted in on October 10th, 2011.

UPDATE: Winds now pushing oil onto the Bay of Plenty coast could turn offshore on Thursday, forecasters say.  State science company NIWA is providing Auckland City Council’s emergency management staff with weather and sea state (currents and waves) forecasts from its EcoConnect forecasting system relevant to the salvage and clean up operation for the grounded […]

Dom Post: Have faith that scientists will save the planet

Peter Griffin posted in on March 1st, 2010.

Bob Brockie writes in the Dominion Post on the promise that science can save the planet from climate change. He writes about some of the exciting new science currently being undertaken, including the work of genetic engineers who have developed a means of making biofuel which does not compete with food crops. An excerpt: (read […]

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