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1869 The Year That Was - Special Collections Exhibition

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:55 pm | University of Otago

On 3 June 1869 , the University of Otago Ordinance 1869 became law. This meant that the newly established University became a corporate body with power to grant degrees. This was a significant first for New Zealand. Two years later, with a building secured ... More >>

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:02 am | University of Otago

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows. More >>

How large is the pro-gun lobby?

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:52 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago Wellington firearms researchers Marie Russell and Hera Cook are querying the Council of Licensed Firearms Owners’ claims about its membership. They are asking COLFO firstly, to substantiate its claim to represent 40,000 members, ... More >>

Dunedin showcased to international education delegation

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:17 pm | University of Otago

(Dunedin, 15 August 2019) – An international education delegation visiting Dunedin on Friday 16 August will help to boost the University of Otago and City of Dunedin’s profile in key student recruitment markets the United States, the United Kingdom ... More >>

Treatable cancers killing thousands in Pacific

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 8:28 am | University of Otago

People living in the Pacific Islands are dying regularly from highly treatable cancers because of a lack of cancer care services around the region, researchers say. More >>

NZ involved in global anorexia study

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:24 am | University of Otago

University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic as well as psychological. The findings, published in Nature Genetics , are likely to give hope ... More >>

NZ experts play crucial role in fight against pneumonia

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:52 am | University of Otago

New Zealanders played crucial roles in a global pneumonia study pinpointing the deadliest forms of viruses and bacteria, and identifying one vaccine that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies and young children. Findings from the decade-long ... More >>

Study of sexual orientation and mental health

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 1:38 pm | University of Otago

Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows. More >>

Celebrating Women Exhibition

Monday, 17 June 2019, 1:45 pm | University of Otago

A woman’s role in society, until recently, has traditionally been as wife, mother, and caregiver. She is often remembered in history, overwhelmingly written by men, for her looks, her body, or her scandalous behaviour. Women make up at least half ... More >>

Legionnaire’s cases triple the amount thought

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 11:18 am | University of Otago

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported. More >>

Loneliness and isolation pushing elderly into aged care

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:04 pm | University of Otago

Loneliness and isolation are pushing healthy elderly into aged care facilities More >>

Urgent action needed to end love affair with cars: report

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 10:25 am | University of Otago

The authors of a University of Otago report on active transport say urgent steps must be taken to encourage New Zealanders to walk, cycle or take public transport, with our use of cars harming both our health and our environment. More >>

Parasitic worms donated to the Otago Museum

Monday, 8 April 2019, 12:42 pm | University of Otago

Several hundred specimens from over 60 known species of parasites have been donated to the Otago Museum by the University of Otago’s Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology group. More >>

For the Love of Books: Collectors and Collections

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:08 pm | University of Otago

Q. What constitutes Special Collections? A. The entire book and manuscript collection within Special Collections, University of Otago Library, numbers some 28,000 items. The topics and formats are wide, ranging from medieval manuscripts, early printed ... More >>

New Zealand leads global effort to control rheumatic fever

Monday, 11 February 2019, 3:36 pm | University of Otago

A three-year project aimed at pinpointing the most effective ways to prevent and control rheumatic fever and associated heart disease in New Zealand is being launched tomorrow (Tuesday 12 February) at the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Bombs away in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica

Friday, 8 February 2019, 11:01 am | University of Otago

A team of Kiwi scientists have broken new research ground on the Priestley Glacier in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. More >>

First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:15 am | University of Otago

The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis ... More >>

Medical Marvels Exhibition - 14 December to 15 March

Monday, 10 December 2018, 4:05 pm | University of Otago

In 1929, the historical collection of the University of Otago’s Health Sciences (formerly Medical) Library was established with the donation of the famed Monro Collection. The some 450 volumes in that collection were owned by Alexander Monro, father ( primus ... More >>

Patients prescribed medications for longer than recommended

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:27 am | University of Otago

Almost half of patients are being prescribed common medications for longer than recommended, putting them at unnecessary risk of harmful side effects, new research shows. The findings come from a study of 50,000 patients, led by University of Otago, ... More >>

Cycle lanes and walkways cut car use

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:39 am | University of Otago

Researchers have shown for the first time that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. The researchers, from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University, studied the impact of ... More >>



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