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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 >>

Dung beetles pose low risk to New Zealander’s health

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 10:04 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

An ESR report into the health risks and benefits of releasing dung beetles in New Zealand has found the insects pose low risk to the public. More >>

Major NZ Study Into MRSA Published Internationally

Monday, 29 April 2013, 11:59 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

The results of the first study to systematically assess the clinical and molecular epidemiology and burden of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) from New Zealand have today been published More >>

Care needed with greywater as water rationing continues

Friday, 22 March 2013, 9:33 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

An Environmental Science and Research (ESR) scientist says householders should take care using greywater to water their gardens as water rationing in the Wellington region continues. More >>

ESR scientists monitoring North Korean nuclear test

Thursday, 14 February 2013, 11:12 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR scientists monitoring North Korean nuclear test ESR scientists are monitoring the Pacific for airborne radioactivity resulting from yesterday’s underground nuclear event detected in North Korea. Nuclear scientists at the Institute of Environmental ... More >>

 

 

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