In the United Kingdom, researchers from The University of Edinburgh, The Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College found that the types of microbes and enzymes in cow stomachs that help them digest plant-based diets into energy could prove useful for developing new biofuels as well as help meat and dairy production.
28 February 2018
The Government of New Zealand introduced The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes in 2009 as a way of raising the profile and prestige of science among New Zealanders. There are five prizes in total with a combined value of 1 million dollars.
18 February 2018
13 February 2018
In Life Sciences, there is, regrettably, a glass ceiling. If you are involved in the Life Sciences in any country where the sector is strong, you’ll have noticed a push in recent years to increase the number of leadership positions that are held by women. Usually there’s regular networking events for women in all the … Continue reading "Australia’s growing support for women in Life Sciences"
11 February 2018
With the XXIII Olympic Winter Games starting and a record-breaking 102 gold medals up for grabs this year, it got us thinking about medals…and metals in general. With so many uses from giving them as awards for super athletes, to using them in currency, trade markets, and more recently, electronics, it seems like the demand … Continue reading "Going for the Gold! Mint Innovation’s microbes and technology recover gold"
A new diagnostic test using a few drops of blood could be used detect Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms begin to show. By 2050 more than 170,000 New Zealanders are forecast to have dementia – the majority of which will be Alzheimer’s.
01 February 2018
The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the three finalists being considered for the title of 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. They are…..
30 January 2018
A pericardium looks more like a cheese slice than high-value biomaterial suitable for repairing human hearts.
24 January 2018
Some medicinal cannabis users say they can see hope but no material changes for them in the government’s proposed legislation.
21 December 2017
Kiwis are being urged to have their say on gene-editing technologies, as our leading body for science today sets out how they could be used to combat pests or replace faulty genes.
19 December 2017