Social media making academia more user-friendly

Ivory tower tweeters, Instagrammers and bloggers are using social media to break down barriers and make academic research more accessible to everyone, say Massey University academics.

Nationwide study shows emerging leptospirosis strain

Massey University researchers have found that a strain of leptospirosis may be more frequent in New Zealand dairy herds than first thought, posing public health concerns for farmers, veterinarians and dairy workers.

Deadly pathogen to cure itself?

A Massey professor of microbiology has led new research that could yield a vaccine against an emerging deadly pathogen that has proven resistant to various treatments.

Study of youth gangs from street to village

A new study of Sāmoan youth gangs in South Auckland has found that sending troubled youth back to their homeland can be detrimental to their wellbeing, and that of the village they are sent to.

Golden mystery solved

Gold is prized for its preciousness and as a conductor in electronics, but it is also important in scientific experimentation.

Stripping away an infection's armour

A Massey professor of microbiology has identified a protein that could help fight serious infections in elderly, cancer, HIV and cystic fibrosis patients.

Survey finds women 'behind schedule' in careers

A national survey of New Zealand women's career aspirations and experiences has revealed that many women feel they are lagging behind in terms of career growth.

Local wisdom key to Pacific sustainable development

A researcher with a 30-year interest in Pacific education and development lived on a remote raised coral atoll to explore the case for more indigenous knowledge and culture in education.

Cultural response could improve Maori financial literacy

A report on the spending habits of Māori women has identified that a culturally-responsive community model could help improve financial literacy among Māori. The research project, which was conducted by the Westpac Massey ...

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