Marsden Fund grant supports UC molecular research on Alzheimer’s disease

Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease can help manage symptoms but are unable to slow the progression of this devastating disease. With the assistance of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden...

Towards a greener future with next generation solar cell technology

University of Canterbury (UC) chemistry researcher Dr Paula Brooksby is at the forefront of research to refine fast-advancing solar cell technology. Together with Dr Noel Duffy from CSIRO in Australia, she is exploring the potential...

UC speech app could help children speak freely

Dr Toby Macrae celebrates with a young client. A unique, new app that analyses speech patterns could provide a leap forward in the assessment and treatment of children with speech...
Seeds

Climate change throws tree seeding out of sync – new study

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist. Many tree species...

UC study supports use of nutrients in treatment of PMS

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Around 20 to 30 per cent of...
Stuttering

Scanning the brain to understand stuttering – new study

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning...
Ring Marshall

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from toxic acid waste

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanized steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) who have a global vision...

Persistent gender pay gap plagues New Zealand academia to tune of $400,000

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found two types of gender disparities in New Zealand universities – a gender pay gap, and a gender performance pay gap. ...

Brainwave activity that reveals knowledge of crime

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behaviour is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team. The project...

UC academics recognised in 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list

University of Canterbury (UC) Emeritus Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro have been named among the top 1% of cited researchers worldwide. From left: Emeritus Professors Murray Munro and John Blunt