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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 >>

Kiwi scientists deliver drug training in Tonga

Friday, 22 November 2019, 10:34 am | ESR

Kiwi scientists are wrapping up a week-long training course with Tongan police in the fight against drugs in the Pacific. More >>

Groundwater Pesticide Survey finds organic contaminants

Monday, 7 October 2019, 8:41 am | ESR

A four yearly nationwide assessment of New Zealand’s groundwater resources has found very low concentrations of organic contaminants in close to two thirds of the wells tested. More >>

2019 - the Flu season that was

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 3:44 pm | ESR

ESR has called an end to its annual flu surveillance with indicators for influenza and influenza like illness (ILI) having dropped below baseline figures for the last two months. More >>

Research tracks the impact of cannabinoids

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 8:47 am | ESR

A two year research project tracking the tragic impact of synthetic cannabinoids in New Zealand has found clear geographical differences in substance use, especially among those drugs linked to fatalities. An ESR project, which started in July 2017, ... More >>

ESR Wins Bid to Host Global Forensic Elite

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:04 pm | ESR

The world’s top forensic toxicologists will descend on New Zealand after ESR won the bid to host the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) in 2023. More >>

Research links virus to high rates of childhood pneumonia

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 3:13 pm | ESR

Research into respiratory infection among young children in New Zealand has highlighted one particular virus as a leading cause of high rates of hospitalisation. More >>

Calls for more research on microplastics in drinking water

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 2:11 pm | ESR

A scientist leading a study on the effects of microplastics in the New Zealand environment is welcoming calls for a further assessment of their potential impacts on human health. More >>