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26 July 2013

University of Canterbury Chancellor Dr John Wood has welcomed the announcement of four Ministerial appointments to the University of Canterbury Council.


Micronutrients could help people quit smoking

25 July 2013

A University of Canterbury masters student is hoping to demonstrate that micronutrients help with withdrawal symptoms for people quitting smoking.


Farmers could save NZ's unique biodiversity

25 July 2013

A University of Canterbury expert believes farmers, foresters and other landowners could save New Zealand's native biodiversity through financial incentives.


Hypothermia to treat cardiac arrest patients

24 July 2013

A University of Canterbury PhD student is studying the use of hypothermia, or lowering body temperature below 35C degrees, to treat cardiac arrest patients and its impact.


UC searching for viral link to breast cancer

24 July 2013

A University of Canterbury led research team wants to find the link between breast cancer and a virus, to help reduce the number of New Zealanders who die of breast cancer.


Migrating to Australia is cyclical

23 July 2013

While New Zealanders are not crossing the Tasman for work as much as they used to, the trend will change as the Australian economy picks up, a University of Canterbury.


Research protects dairy industry's stainless steel

22 July 2013

University of Canterbury researchers are developing a bio-film that could be used to coat stainless steel surfaces which could save the New Zealand's food production sector.


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22 July 2013

University of Canterbury researchers are trialling mathematical models to help intensive care unit medical staff monitor patients' lung conditions.


UC student driven by tsunami tragedy

22 July 2013

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating the impact of tsunamis on Samoa and other countries in the Pacific.


NZ trial to see if probiotics can help depression

22 July 2013

A UC PhD student is carrying out the first trial in New Zealand to see if probiotics, friendly bacteria which are naturally found in the gut, can help fight depression.