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Otago Researchers Make Natural Killer Cell Discovery

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:34 am | Otago University

An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell – a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by University of Otago researchers. More >>

David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:40 am | Otago University

Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award More >>

Electric Vehicle Owners Unfazed by “Range Anxiety”

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 10:03 am | Otago University

Most electric vehicle owners are unfazed by the prospect of getting stranded with a flat battery. This is the finding of the latest poll by Flip the Fleet , a citizen science collaboration of over 200 New Zealand electric vehicle owners that share ... More >>

Bowel Cancer Screening Cost-Effective

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:08 am | Otago University

Bowel-cancer screening in New Zealand will improve health cost effectively, according to University of Otago research just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. More >>

Modified Baby-Led Weaning Shows Benefits for Infants

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:20 am | Otago University

Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

Otago welcomes new government health research strategy

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:45 pm | Otago University

The University of Otago welcomes the newly announced 10-year strategy for health research in New Zealand, and is pleased by the joined-up approach planned by ministries and agencies for putting it in place. Otago Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and ... More >>

Review Shows Child Protection Services Need Further Work

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:06 am | Otago University

One of the first academic and independent reviews of the Government’s direction on child protection services has raised fundamental concerns that the study author, Otago University’s Dr Emily Keddell, says need addressing. More >>

Celebration of Robin Hyde

Monday, 22 February 2016, 10:29 am | Otago University

The life and works of Robin Hyde, one New Zealand’s greatest but least-known poets, will be celebrated in The Iris Project as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival (2-5 March). A multimedia tribute to Hyde, The Iris Project is a compilation of her ... More >>

New Chief Operating Officer for the University of Otago

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:46 pm | Otago University

The University of Otago has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, taking effect from 11 April, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne announced today. More >>

NZQA Gives Otago Polytechnic Big Tick for Quality Assurance

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 3:15 pm | Otago University

NZQA Gives Otago Polytechnic Another Big Tick for Quality Assurance The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has again given Otago Polytechnic the highest possible endorsement in its 2015 External Evaluation and Review, rating the tertiary institution as Highly ... More >>

Public seminar ‘Is Wellington a child-friendly city?’

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:09 am | Otago University

Public seminar ‘Is Wellington a child-friendly city?’ The University of Otago, Wellington is hosting a joint seminar on Friday 9 October at 12.30pm entitled ‘Is Wellington a child-friendly city?’ and we invite you to join us. The speakers will ... More >>

Otago researchers identify new NZ fossil whale species

Friday, 11 September 2015, 10:45 am | Otago University

University of Otago palaeontology researchers are continuing to rewrite the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing two further genera and three species of fossil baleen whales. More >>

Dental Caries Prevention Breakthrough at Otago University

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:03 am | Otago University

A new way to preserve caries-infected teeth and prolong the life of dental fillings has been developed at the University of Otago. The technology uses specially-formulated, non-staining silver nanoparticles, invented through a partnership between the University’s ... More >>

Young social smokers more likely to become daily smokers

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 2:04 pm | Otago University

Young people who have a cigarette occasionally—even just at weekends— have almost four times the odds of becoming a daily smoker by their late 30s compared to their non-smoking peers, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Volcanic bacteria take minimalist approach to survival

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 11:01 am | Otago University

New research by scientists at the University of Otago and GNS Science is helping to solve the puzzle of how bacteria are able to live in nutrient-starved environments. It is well-established that the majority of bacteria in soil ecosystems live in dormant ... More >>

Study highlights flaw in strategy to halt sea lion decline

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:28 am | Otago University

Otago study highlights major flaw in strategy to halt sea lion decline A new University of Otago-led study of the endangered New Zealand sea lion indicates efforts by the Government that focus mainly on the survival of sea lion pups to reverse the population ... More >>

New entrance scholarships increase opportunities at Otago

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 4:31 pm | Otago University

New entrance scholarships increase opportunities at Otago The University of Otago today announced the expansion of its scholarship offerings for 2016 with the creation of a new scholarship as well as increases to existing scholarships for commencing ... More >>

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 1:18 pm | Otago University

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed A new method to determine biological aging in people still in their twenties and thirties has emerged from analysing data from participants in the University of Otago’s long-running Dunedin ... More >>

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10:31 am | Otago University

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand – Otago research New research out of the University of Otago indicates Kiwis are keen to make the shift to energy efficient electric vehicles (EVs) but some key barriers are holding them ... More >>

US Alcohol Companies Relishing the Propest of TPPA

Monday, 22 June 2015, 2:58 pm | Otago University

US Alcohol Companies Relishing the Propest of TPPA, which will Consolidate NZ's Heavy Drinking Culture More >>



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