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Developmental effects of methadone studied

11 June 2014

Over the last 40 years, methadone has been the most commonly used method of treating pregnant women with an opiate addiction.


Award for researching protective coating

10 June 2014

University of Canterbury postgraduate chemistry student Nathaniel Gunby who is researching protective coatings useful for the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors.


Charity network will grow with increased promotion

10 June 2014

A group of University of Canterbury students are keen to make Cantabrians fitter, not fatter, by helping a charity organisation.


Researchers to dissolve cost of secondary surgery

09 June 2014

A University of Canterbury researcher is investigating the potential benefits of using degradable metallic alloy plates and screws for patients with serious head injuries.


Students help Child Helpline Trust charity

09 June 2014

A group of University of Canterbury group students have helped the Child Helpline Trust charity in their bid to grow their service for children in need.


Engineer receives prestigious engineering award

09 June 2014

A University of Canterbury engineer, Dr Brendon Bradley, is the first New Zealander and the youngest researcher to receive a prestigious internationally-renowned award.


Academic author produces Rutherford documentary

06 June 2014

Amazingly, until now, there has never been a full documentary on Nobel Prize winner and University of Canterbury physicist Ernest Rutherford.


Christchurch perfectly placed to be cycle capital

05 June 2014

Christchurch is perfectly placed to be the cycling capital of New Zealand and a UC expert believes cycling in the city will continue to increase as new cycleways take shape.


Law students to help prepare prosecution cases

04 June 2014

UC law students will soon be helping Christchurch lawyer Nigel Hampton QC and Simon Meikle, barrister and solicitor of Wellington, prepare prosecutions cases.


UC graduate takes robot research to Stanford

03 June 2014

A UC graduate and Fulbright scholar is carrying out substantial artificial intelligence research at Stanford University, looking at how robots make visual sense of the world.