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Test reduces pneumonia rates in stroke patients

22 December 2014

Pneumonia rates in stroke patients has more than halved as a result of a novel cough test investigated by researchers at UC's Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research.


Researchers to simulate impact of earthquakes

19 December 2014

University of Canterbury experts will next year use its BlueFern computer to simulate what happened under the ground during the Canterbury earthquakes.


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18 December 2014

New Zealand is on the bow wave of global change due to its southern location near the Antarctic circumpolar current, a visiting academic says.


Avon-Heathcote estuary research a world-first

16 December 2014

In March 2010, Christchurch's Avon-Heathcote estuary experienced a huge (90 percent) reduction in nutrient input resulting from the diversion of wastewater to an ocean outfall


UC student helps Tonga's Ministry of Health

15 December 2014

Ground-breaking research by University of Canterbury masters student Tom Swan is helping Tonga's Ministry of Health in the fight against mosquito-related diseases.


Spiders run for their lives

15 December 2014

A University of Canterbury expert says many insects, and also most spiders, are afraid of ants and run for their lives if they encounter myrmarachne melanotarsa.


Business student investigating tax issues

15 December 2014

A University of Canterbury postgraduate business student is investigating tax issues in the United States so the knowledge gained from her study can help inform tax policy.


Big bang of bird evolution

12 December 2014

Two UC biological scientists are part of a massive international effort that sequenced the genomes of 45 bird species helping unearth the best revolutionary framework map.


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09 December 2014

People in Christchurch are prepared to walk on average 620 metres to a bus stop, a lot further than overseas studies show, a University of Canterbury survey has found.


Engineering formula car much faster than last year

08 December 2014

The University of Canterbury mechanical engineering students' formula car is about 25 percent faster than last year when it was ranked the top rookie team in the competition.


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