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Researchers investigate sideline concussion testing

Saturday, 26 October 2019, 12:21 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

As the world’s rugby titans clash on the field, a team of scientists and clinicians in New Zealand are closing in on developing the first ever rapid, reliable, on-the-spot test for sports related concussion. The test could potentially transform diagnosis ... More >>

Wellington children part of global vaccine research

Monday, 14 October 2019, 9:24 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Mothers and infants in the Wellington region are set to play an important role in global research to develop a universal flu vaccine. More >>

ESR supports calls for a saliva test for roadside drug tests

Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:24 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) who conduct drug tests on blood samples for a range of government organisations is supporting the introduction of a roadside saliva (oral fluid) test for drug-impaired drivers. ESR forensic toxicologist ... More >>

ESR scientists show women closing the gender gap

Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:09 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is helping to lead the way in addressing the gender gap in sciences, if the numbers of women scientists on its staff are anything to go by. More >>

Antibiotic resistant organisms on the increase

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:14 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR’s Antibiotic Reference Laboratory is responsible for national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens, on behalf of the Ministry of Health. More >>

ESR microplastics work wins multi-million-dollar funding

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 1:05 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR scientist Olga Pantos has been awarded more than $12.5 million in government funding to continue her research on the impact of microplastics and the threat to New Zealand’s ecosystems, animals and people. The $12,536,205.00 over five years, ... More >>

Testing native plants to improve lake quality

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 10:39 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A new field trial is underway in Wairarapa using native plants to clean up farm runoff going into Lake Wairarapa. More >>

Flu cases may peak soon

Friday, 20 July 2018, 3:59 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR scientists say with July normally the time for flu infections to peak, the number of cases being reported is still quite low. More >>

ESR testing drinking water filters

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:42 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities. More >>

Compost - a hidden source of plastic pollution

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:06 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Compost - a hidden source of plastic pollution. The extensive use of all kinds of plastic in food production is a ticking time bomb because of the risks it poses to the environment and human health, says ESR Environmental Scientist Olga Pantos. Dr ... More >>

ESR applauds Ebola scare teamwork

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:37 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Following confirmation that a suspicious liquid maliciously delivered in Auckland did not contain any traces of Ebola, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) has praised those involved in the response and committed its resources to helping ... More >>

Research will help flu fight

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 1:53 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Health experts say recent media reports on the upsurge of people arriving at hospitals with influenza like illnesses is further evidence of the importance of international efforts to better understand the burden of the influenza virus and how to prevent ... More >>

Airport lab to benefit all

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:02 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR Chief Executive Dr Keith McLea has acknowledged the successful partnership behind today’s opening of a new forward screening laboratory at Auckland Airport. “This is a perfect example of how ESR science is behind the great work of those who protect ... More >>

Twitter study finds powerful potential

Monday, 18 August 2014, 1:27 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A feasibility study by ESR's Business Intelligence team has shown that combining the data contained in existing fact-based surveillance systems with social media comment could enrich the information that helps inform policy and response decisions. More >>

New CE for ESR

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:46 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Dr Keith McLea has begun his role as Chief Executive of Crown Research Institute, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). Dr McLea has a PhD in human genetics and has trained as a toxicologist. He has spent much of his professional ... More >>

NZ visit strengthens ties with China

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:33 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

This week’s visit to ESR (the Institute of Environmental Science and Research) by a Chinese police forensic and anti-narcotics delegation is further evidence of the increasing international cooperation to combat crime using a wide range of forensic ... More >>

New agreement to benefit health sector

Monday, 16 December 2013, 10:08 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A multi-million dollar agreement announced today will help provide the science behind helping New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives. The new contract confirms the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) as the ... More >>

Project aims to improve the reach of social services

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:59 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A three year research project has secured $1.4 million of Government funding to strengthen ways for social services to engage with families/whānau. More >>

Report finds little risk to infants

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 3:24 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A report released by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) has found that exposure to a group of substances (PBDEs*) used in the upholstery of car seats as a flame retardant, is unlikely to cause adverse health effects in infants ... More >>

Mild flu season no cause for complacency

Monday, 18 November 2013, 4:22 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Health professionals are warning whanau, parents and caregivers not to drop their guard against influenza despite figures showing that the 2013 NZ winter flu season was one of the mildest recorded for more than 20 years. More >>

 

 

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