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New online tool makes travel plans accessible for people with disabilities

The Accessible Day Out library has been created to help people with disabilities find places that cater to their needs. Firstport's innovative online tool provides reviews of venues and activities around New Zealand with a...

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. The Consolidator Grants will...

Upping the ante on vaccine development

Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor Bridget Stocker has received a significant funding boost for vaccine research that has potential to help with diseases ranging from bowel cancer to COVID-19. Associate Professor Stocker...

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73%), and that many want to continue to work from home...

Otago researcher’s Covid testing method ‘da bomb’

In early 2019, Drs Tim Hore (Otago) and Tomasz Jurkowski, from the University of Cardiff, showed scientists how to purify genetic material from a wide range of sources using self-made magnetic nanoparticles for use...

Whitireia graduate helps set up New Zealand’s Covid-19 Close Contact Tracing Centre

“As a nurse, it is in our DNA to save lives; that is why when I received a call late one evening from my manager at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) to...

Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the mental wellbeing of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. chnnl’s founder...

University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected...

Alexa, Google Home for communication, navigation and now healthcare management

A fridge that detects when medications are getting low and orders repeat prescriptions and reminders on digital assistants such as an Alexa to take your pills could just be months away. Add to that a...

The role of websites and apps in self-managing pain symptoms

One in five Kiwis live with chronic or persistent pain. And with little capacity to increase pain services, technology could help many self-manage their symptoms. The recommendation comes from new research out of the University of Otago, Wellington. Dr...

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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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