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ESR ups its reporting on Meningococcal disease

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:04 am | ESR

The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. More >>

Urgent need to find antibiotic alternatives

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:09 pm | ESR

ESR scientists say there is an urgent need to develop alternatives to conventional antibiotics for use in the treatment of both humans and food-producing animals. More >>

TB disproportionately affecting Māori

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:14 am | ESR

Migrants to New Zealand carry the highest risk of having tuberculosis, although Māori continue to suffer disproportionately from the disease compared with others born in New Zealand. More >>

Scientists in the age of ‘fake news’

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3:40 pm | ESR

ESR’s new Chief Scientist says at a time when there is an increasing distrust of experts, scientists have a responsibility to communicate in a simple and clear way. Watch Brett Cowan talk on this interesting topic. More >>

Measuring Groundwater Health

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:38 pm | ESR

ESR scientists studying groundwater aquifers in Canterbury and Southland are seeing a reduction in biological diversity due to an increase in nutrient concentrations. More >>

ESR microplastics work wins multi-million-dollar funding

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 2:41 pm | ESR

A collaborative bid led by ESR scientist Olga Pantos and Grant Northcott (Northcott Research Consultants) has been awarded more than $12.5 million in government funding to continue research on the impact of microplastics and the threat to New Zealand’s ... More >>

ESR scientists developing drug early warning system

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:54 pm | 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. More >>

ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 2:08 pm | ESR

ESR scientists are fighting to keep on top of so-called designer drugs, which they say are evolving rapidly. More >>

ESR on recent drinking water survey results

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:17 pm | ESR

ESR scientists say the recent drinking water survey results reinforce the importance of treating water to make it safer to drink, and having robust monitoring systems. More >>

ESR visitor warns of vaping concerns

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 7:19 pm | ESR

Michelle Peace, who is in New Zealand as the International Vision Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Science Research (ESR), says a whole culture has grown up around the use of e-cigarettes, which many people regard as being safer than tobacco. More >>

NZ’s crime-busting forensics triumph in US murder trial

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 10:44 am | ESR

Forensic software developed by New Zealand scientists at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) has been used in a trial in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time, leading to a murder conviction. More >>

New ‘Flu dashboard’ show rates and severity of disease

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 9:50 am | ESR

ESR health scientists have launched a new “dashboard”, providing up-to-date information on how influenza is tracking as well as its severity. More >>

Scientists tackling severe strain as flu season kicks off

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 11:32 am | ESR

ESR scientists say the flu strain (influenza A(H3N2)) associated with an increase in hospitalisation and deaths in the Northern Hemisphere is part of this year’s vaccine in New Zealand. More >>

Beating the Flu

Friday, 2 March 2018, 11:53 am | ESR

SHIVERS-II (Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance) has arrived in Wellington! More >>

New crime fighting tool arrives at ESR

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:38 pm | ESR

ESR has taken delivery of a new crime fighting tool which will help investigators record, analyse and present key information hidden amongst the confusing and chaotic picture they are often confronted with at crime scenes. More >>

NZ forensic scientist wins prestigious award

Friday, 8 March 2013, 9:59 am | ESR

ESR Forensic scientist Dr John Buckleton is this year’s recipient of the John Harber Phillips Award. More >>

New Norovirus Strain Now Highly Evident in New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 10:22 am | ESR

The latest preliminary figures from the ESR’s Norovirus Reference Laboratory in Porirua show that a new norovirus strain known as Sydney_2012, was predominant in laboratory confirmed norovirus outbreaks across the country in December. Joanne Hewitt ... More >>

ESR Scientists Develop Campylobacter Breakthrough

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 11:18 am | ESR

Heading into the barbeque season when the number of kiwis getting sick from the foodborne bacterium Campylobacter peaks, scientists at ESR have developed new technology to track the causes of outbreaks within hours. More >>

ESR welcomes decisions from Broadcasting Authority

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 10:10 am | ESR

ESR welcomes decisions from the Broadcasting Standards Authority which uphold complaints by ESR and the Ministry of Health, relating to items broadcast by TV3 in October 2006. On October 23, 2006 a TV3 Special Investigation was broadcast into the effects ... More >>

ESR and NZ Customs collaborate on border control

Tuesday, 16 December 2008, 10:53 am | ESR

Crown Research Institute ESR and New Zealand Customs Service are increasing co-operation to enhance strategic and operational capabilities to control who and what crosses our borders. More >>



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