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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 >>

No DNA Testing Delays

Thursday, 8 July 2004, 3:52 pm | ESR

ESR is continuing to invest heavily in the infrastructure of its DNA forensic work and as a consequence there are no testing delays in this area and the organisation is handling normal volumes of work, says General Manager Forensic, Wayne Chisnall. More >>

Exporting DNA crime-fighting expertise

Wednesday, 31 March 2004, 5:49 pm | ESR

Thailand has invested in a world leading New Zealand crime fighting system with the recent purchase of a DNA lab information management and databank system developed by ESR. More >>

Waitangi Marae involved in shellfish study

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 9:49 am | ESR

Northland shellfish beds are being sampled for stomach-bug causing 'noroviruses' in a bid to develop faster ways of assessing when shellfish are unsafe to eat. More >>

 

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