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- Science underpins new skincare range - News Item
The anti-ageing skincare brand MitoQ was launched in late 2012. The active ingredient in MitoQ is a derivative of CoQ and is based on research carried out by UK and New Zealand scientists.
- Understanding epigenetics through mathematics - Event
Professor Terry Speed is the Royal Society’s distinguished speaker for 2013 and is delivering a lecture on epigenetics and mathematics.
- The smoking gene: bad news for teens - News Item
Your genes play an influencing role in whether you become a heavy smoker in adulthood – but only if you start smoking in the first place as a teenager – according to a team of researchers.
- ‘Royal disease’ mystery solved - News Item
Researchers have solved the mystery of how haemophilia B Leyden, a rare blood-clotting disorder that only affects about 80 families worldwide, is caused.
- HIV cure? - News Item
A baby in the United States born with HIV is reported to have been cured with a cocktail of antiretroviral drugs administered immediately after birth (at 30 hours) and treatment continuing for 18 months.
- Cannibal blood cells ease gout - News Item
Researchers from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research have found that cannibalistic white blood cells, neutrophils, could be key to easing the symptoms of gout.
- Honey wound healing chemically complex - News Item
New research into the infection-fighting properties of New Zealand’s Mānuka honey has shown that, though the compound methylglyoxal (MGO) plays a role in inhibiting bacteria, it is not the full story.
- Green coke to be used in steel making - News Item
New Zealand Steel Ltd and Blenheim-based clean-carbon-tech company CarbonScape have recently signed a green coke supply agreement, with the first trial shipment scheduled for 2014.
- Comvita Science Challenge - Event
To enter the 2013 Comvita Science Challenge, students create and submit a 3-minute video explaining the science behind exercise and how it keeps us healthy.
- Bloodmeal bioplastic business secures investor - News Item
Hamilton-based Aduro Biopolymers, a spin-out company formed by WaikatoLink, is currently developing a novel bioplastic made from waste bloodmeal. The idea has captured the attention of and investment from the Wallace Corporation.