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Black Flu

12 October 2018

A century on, the lessons of the 1918 influenza pandemic could help New Zealand plan for a future pandemic, according to Canterbury historian University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice. The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel.


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11 October 2018

From milk and merino to wine and tourism, The New Biological Economy talks about how New Zealanders are transforming how we make a living off our land.


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10 October 2018

An innovative biological treatment to overcome antibiotic resistance, a pioneering technique to create environmentally friendly, near-zero waste processes in the galvanising industry, and a diagnostic test to save mother and baby from life-threatening pre-eclampsia are among the winners in this year’s University of Canterbury Innovation Jumpstart competition.


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08 October 2018

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Dr Bronwyn Hayward was the only New Zealand Lead Author on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, released 8 October. Here, Associate Professor Hayward gives her perspective on the IPCC report.


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08 October 2018

Some volcanic eruptions, including the most recent large Taupo eruption in New Zealand, may be lying about their age, according to new University of Canterbury research.


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04 October 2018

A University of Canterbury ecologist will tackle major environmental challenges in new ways thanks to being awarded an $800,000 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.


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03 October 2018

Invented in Christchurch, the MARS spectral x-ray scanner will revolutionise medical imaging globally, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer and heart disease, because it provides far greater detail of the body’s chemical components. In this UC Connect public lecture – MARS: X-ray colour for medicine – the MARS spectral x-ray scanner is explained by one of the Christchurch scientists who invented it, UC Professor Anthony Butler.


Amble

01 October 2018

University of Canterbury (UC) students are showing how to actively think about mental health and wellbeing with an amble that’s anything but aimless.


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28 September 2018

Combining special effects, science, art and storytelling, University of Canterbury scientists have developed an exciting hi-tech game to help high school students understand the power of the earth.


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27 September 2018

New research by University of Canterbury psychologists shows that minerals and vitamins may help to reduce cigarette consumption and promote successful quitting.


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