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Something In The Water: ESR Recommends People Flush Household Taps To Protect From Lead Exposure

Friday, 21 October 2022, 1:32 pm | ESR

In 2021 the small communities of Waikouaiti, Karitane and Hawkesbury just north of Dunedin had several detections of high lead levels in drinking water – leading to a coordinated public health response involving Dunedin City Council (DCC), the ... More >>

Reported Cases Of Sexually Transmitted Infections Decreased In 2021 But Health Inequities Remain

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 4:12 pm | ESR

Reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia dropped slightly in the third quarter of 2021, but Māori, Pacific, young people, and Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be disproportionately affected. ESR (Environment Science and Research) ... More >>

Game Changing Wellington Flu Study Welcomes 500th Baby

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 4:47 pm | ESR

ESR's Mich elle Christensen with daughter Scarlett. ESR’s WellKiwis Infant study has now recruited its 500th baby, who is set to play a key role in helping ESR experts understand how more effective vaccines could be developed by harnessing ... More >>

Can Your Family Help Wellington Scientists Develop Better Vaccines?

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 2:24 pm | ESR

The game changing WellKiwis Infant study led by ESR experts needs to recruit more Wellington whānau that could hold the key to developing longer lasting vaccines – especially from the region’s Māori, Pacific, and Asian communities. Having ... More >>

Innovative Animation To Help Educate Tamariki On The Role Of COVID-19 Genomic Sequencing

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 11:52 am | ESR

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and the University of Otago have partnered with Maui Studios Aotearoa to create a short animation to highlight the role of genomic sequencing in the management of COVID-19. The animation is guided ... More >>

Māori engineer brings Mātauranga expertise to ESR strategic science panel

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 12:47 pm | ESR

Dr Kēpa Morgan, innovator, academic, professional engineer and former Iwi chief executive has been appointed to the Strategic Science Advisory Panel of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). The panel is appointed by ESR’s Board ... More >>

ESR’s Expanded Testing Confirms No Detection Of COVID-19 In Wastewater Outside Of Auckland

Friday, 3 September 2021, 3:48 pm | ESR

ESR’s expansion of its wastewater testing in response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has seen samples collected from 148 locations covering an estimated 3.8 million people, and 95 percent of the New Zealand population connected to reticulated ... More >>

It’s All In The Genomes: New Study Reveals Scale Of Havelock North Campylobacteriosis Outbreak

Monday, 13 July 2020, 8:51 am | ESR

When the campylobacteria outbreak hit Havelock North in 2016, no-one fully understood how widely it affected the local communities. Gene-sequencing technology used by scientists has shown the true scale of the outbreak. The joint study from ESR, Massey ... More >>

ESR Celebrates Nurses And Midwives As Part Of World Immunisation Week

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 1:02 pm | ESR

As we mark World Immunisation Week, ESR is highlighting the work it’s doing in the global effort to develop vaccines for COVID-19 and influenza. The World Health Organisation has dedicated 2020 as the Year of the Nurses and Midwives, so ESR is ... More >>

ESR Scientists Take Part In COVID-19 Collaboration

Friday, 17 April 2020, 12:53 pm | ESR

ESR scientists will use leading-edge data science methods as they collaborate with experts from around the country on a new COVID-19 research project. The ‘Predict and Prevent COVID-19: a data driven innovation project’ has received funding from ... More >>

Kiwis Could Hold The Clue To COVID-19

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 1:37 pm | ESR

Kiwis involved in two ESR-led influenza studies are stepping up as part of the global research effort to better understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Two large-scale and long-term studies, SHIVERS-II and WellKiwis, will expand to include testing for SARS-CoV-2, ... More >>

ESR Scientists Lead The Way On Coronavirus Testing

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 12:30 pm | ESR

ESR scientists are setting up a project to gain new insights in to Coronavirus by analysing wastewater samples. The aim of the project is to detect and quantify SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in wastewater and to better understand the role ... More >>

Internationally Significant Work Honoured

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 9:19 am | ESR

Top honours have been given to ESR Scientist Dr John Buckleton for work that’s making a significant contribution on the world stage. More >>

Test to detect novel coronavirus available in New Zealand

Friday, 31 January 2020, 12:28 pm | ESR

ESR has confirmed that a novel coronavirus diagnostic test is now available in New Zealand and testing can begin from today. More >>

Drug lab tests 10,000th sample

Friday, 17 January 2020, 1:59 pm | ESR

New psychoactive drugs and chemically concealed compounds have been among the thousands of suspected drug samples tested at a rapid screening lab near Auckland Airport. More >>

Quality standards key to medicinal cannabis regulations

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 1:06 pm | ESR

As experts in the field of drug analysis ESR scientists will play an important role in monitoring the quality standards of locally produced medicinal cannabis. More >>

Study survey’s health risk in NZ rivers

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:13 am | ESR

A pilot study gathering data on the human health risks posed by New Zealand rivers and streams is getting underway this summer. More >>

Container laboratory advances Tongan science self-reliance

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:13 pm | ESR

A New Zealand-built innovative mobile container laboratory designed by ESR scientists, will be officially opened in Tonga this week. More >>

ESR Scientist Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11:22 am | ESR

ESR Senior Forensic Scientist, Cameron Johnson has been named as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships. More >>

Super bug incidence on the rise in NZ

Friday, 22 November 2019, 1:42 pm | ESR

This week is the World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week, and it’s a good opportunity to think about the impact of ‘super bugs’ on the health of New Zealand communities. More >>





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