2009 RNZ Archive
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22 Oct, 2009
Sue Gardiner gives a tour through the Plant & Food Research laboratories in Palmerston North and describes her research, which uses genetic markers to screen for beneficial traits in plants.
15 Oct, 2009
Robert Weinkove explains why he is developing a new immunotherapy for treating leukaemia that would stimulate the patient’s own immune system to fight the cancerous cells.
23 Sep, 2009
Researchers at Plant & Food Research have bred a new variety of broccoli that contains high levels of glucosinolates.
27 Aug, 2009
Zebrafish are small tropical fish being used to help genetic research into human cancers and developmental diseases.
23 Jul, 2009
Chemical signatures can be used to trace tea, coffee, wine and even gold and silver back to their origin to help solve crime and fraud.
28 May, 2009
Regenerative medicine offers the potential to grow replacement skin, cartilage and bone. New Zealand-based regenerative medicine researchers are building links with researchers in the UK.
09 Apr, 2009
DNA fingerprinting is being used to identify individual kākāpō and their family relationships on Stewart Island.
02 Apr, 2009
Mark Hanaghan, leader of the Human Genome Research Project, and clinical geneticist Ingrid Winship discuss genes and ethics.
12 Feb, 2009
Darwin’s theories are discussed by current leading evolutionists as his 200th anniversary is celebrated around the world.
29 Jan, 2009
New research on treating melanoma is discussed by scientists Mike Berridge and Melanie McConnell from the Malaghan Institute.