Antimicrobial resistance is recognised by Governments and health bodies as a serious threat to global health and lives.
Dire scenarios predict people dying from simple infections previously treatable by antibiotics.
Gynaecological cancer surgeon Associate Professor Peter Sykes is leading the Government’s Faster Cancer Treatment programme to improve service in his specialty area.
Geneticist Dr Logan Walker has won a prestigious research fellowship to develop better ways of identifying high-risk breast and ovarian cancer patients.
A life-saving test invented in Christchurch is now being used to stop heart failure patients returning to hospital.
A group of fourth year students recently visited Christchurch Men's Prison youth unit to run an interactive safer sex education session. It included songs and dances they created.
More people die because of anorexia nervosa than any other mental illness.
No effective drug treatment exists.
Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama has won New Zealand’s highest teaching honour – the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence.
Canterbury has one of the highest rates of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the world.
An epidemic of degenerative joint disease is fast approaching.
The ability to grow tissue rather than inserting artificial devices would revolutionise orthopaedic medicine.
Cancer tumours that contain higher levels of Vitamin C are less aggressive and slower to grow than ones with lower levels of the vitamin.
That’s according to ground-breaking research already done by Professor Margreet Vissers and her team at the University of Otago, Christchurch.
Our Christchurch Heart Institute researchers discovered a heart hormone which allows a faster and more accurate diagnosis of heart failure.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic disorder affecting New Zealand children.
These children get severe and repeated bouts of bacterial infections in their lungs.
Today's x-rays give simple black and white pictures of anatomy or internal structures.
Our MARS scanner will give complex 3D images of what makes up these structures
More than 10 per cent of New Zealand hospital patients have an adverse reaction to medication.
Some of these can be very serious or deadly.
The 10-week Summer Studentship programme gives aspiring researchers the chance to work on real projects alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scientists.
“As a young scientist I was told there was no reason I couldn’t make remarkable discoveries in New Zealand. That made a big impression on me and I still believe it today.’’ - Professor Christine Winterbourn.